2.6.4 Involving stakeholders and partner organizations and establishing roles

Many different stakeholders and partners may be involved in screening for TB. It is important to involve communities and the target population when planning activities to ensure that the screening activities are feasible and acceptable. These stakeholders may also be able to plan mobilization and sensitization to inform the target population and motivate them to be screened. The programmes, services and stakeholders identified for collaboration in screening (see 2.2.1) should collaborate in the planning of screening.

Planning for the required financial and human resources should account for all possible stakeholders who may be involved. Similarly, planning should include stakeholders who may be involved in developing supply chains for tests and equipment, as well as referral chains to ensure that those who are found to have TB receive appropriate care. Good coordination among stakeholders is necessary to ensure complementarity and to avoid overlap or conflicting approaches.

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