On 14-16th February at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania World Health Organization (WHO) organize the Twelfth Global Meeting of the Working Group on Public-Private Mix (PPM) for TB Care and Prevention with a theme; “Shaping PPM action plans for Africa”


Under the umbrella of the global Working Group on Public –Private Mix (PPM) for TB Care and Prevention, WHO’s Global TB Programme and partners have been assisting countries to enhance collaboration between national TB programme (NTPs) and diverse public, voluntary, corporate and private health care providers for TB care and control in different settings. The PPM Working Group members include national TB programme managers, policy makers, representative from the private sector, academia, field experts, international technical partners and development agencies. The WHO provides the Secretariat for the Working Group, organizes periodic global meetings of the group and leads the development and promotion of global policies, strategies and tools related to PPM expansion.

The 12th meeting will discuss global progress and challenges to expanding PPM with a view to address the persistent global problem of missed TB cases. Strategies to bring about behaviour change among private providers and those for better governance and sustainable financing of PPM interventions will also be deliberated upon. The meeting is held in Dares Salaam, Tanzania, where the PPM has been long an integral part of the national TB response. Similarly, field visits to sustaining PPM sites within Dares Salaam will be organized to give a first –hand exposure to PPM Implementation to the meeting participants. Most important, costed national PPM action plans of' eight priority counties in Africa, will be presented and discussed with the objective of providing feedback to NTPs to help finalize them. In collaboration with the Global Fund TB advisors and fund portfolio managers for the respective countries, efforts will also be made before during and after the meeting to mobilize resources for implementing the national PPM action plans.



1. Review global progress and problems in prioritizing PPM to address the TB case detection gap in high TB burden countries;

2. Examine, help improve, and explore resource mobilization for costed national PPM action plans of ten priority countries in Africa, prepared before the meeting with the assistance of consultants equipped for the purpose;

3. Make field visits to sustaining PPM Initiatives in Dares Salaam, Tanzania;

4. Understand supply-side and demand-side innovations facilitating PPM expansion in Asia



1. A review of global progress on and challenges to PPM expansion in the context of the End TB Strategy and the persistent case detection gaps

2. A review of costed national PPM action plans of eight priority countries in Africa

3. Enhanced understanding of effective private sector engagement in an African setting through field visits to sustaining PPM initiatives


4. An update on supply-side and demand-side innovations facilitating PPM expansion in Asia



Below are captions of the Day one;


Minister of Health,Community Development,Gender,Eldery & Children Hon.Ummuy Mwalimu addressing 12th global meeting of the working group on public-private mix (PPM) for TB Care and Prevention participants at  Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar es Salaam.


Chief Medical Officer Prof. Mohammad Bakari Kambi presenting during the first day of the meeting.


Participants following the meeting proceedings

Hon. Minister Ummy Mwalimu together with Chief Medical Officer Prof. Mohammad Kambi following one of the presentations during the meeting.



Minister Ummy Mwalimu display the World Health Organization’s new End TB Strategy aims to end the global TB epidemic as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 11:17