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The IMPAACT4TB partners meeting will be held on Oct 18-20th and will be hosted by KNCV, one of the 5 partners under the IMPAACT4TB project, at their offices in the Hague, The Netherlands.

Our team members Professor Gavin Churchyard, Ms Karin Kanewske Turner, Ms Hudaa Croeser, Ms Daphne van der Wind, Ms Hamelin Chimuka, Associate Professor Salome Charalambous, and Ms Neesha Haridus along with 21 others from 12 countries and 5 partners will join the discussion in the Hague tied to the annual TB Union conference this year hosted in the Netherlands.

The attendees at the meeting will include core PMU staff and also one country rep from each of our 12 countries.

The purpose of this meeting is to assist IMPAACT4TB members and country managers move into full start-up including:

  1. Guidance and Policy planning (including regulatory approval and protocols if required)
  2. Procurement planning
  3. Data system and reporting for project and integrations into National Health Information Systems
  4. Site selection criteria
  5. Collaborations with other donor programs
  6. Civil Society plans
  7. Budget changes to be made to Phase 3
  8. Aurum Participation in the WHO stakeholder consultation to enable implementation of Unitaid supported innovative LTBI and childhood TB projects
  9. Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Hague, Netherlands, 22nd October 2018:
  10. Professor Gavin Churchyard and Ms Karin Kanewske Turner will speak to share IMPAACT4TB’s experiences of early country engagement and implementation of Unitaid supported
  11. projects promoting innovations for management of latent TB infection and childhood TB. The team will lead discussions on programme perspectives and plans for nationwide scale
  12. up of innovative tools and models for LTBI and childhood TB. WHO is holding the meeting with all country-based National TB Programs invited to help countries and our partners
  13. identify bottlenecks, policy gaps, technical assistance needs and key next steps in rollout and implementation of projects in countries.