This section of the operational handbook was prepared by Ernesto Jaramillo, Farai Mavhunga, Marzia Calvi and Annika Sweetland (consultant) from the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Programme Department (GTB), and Aiysha Malik and Mark van Ommeren from the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use (MSD), under the overall direction of Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the GTB department and Dévora Kestel, Director of the MSD Department.

Experts from the Global Tuberculosis Programme (Matteo Zignol, Kerri Viney, Annabel Baddeley) and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Use (Kenneth Carswell, Brandon Gray, Inka Weissbecker, Fah-my Hanna, Dzmitry Krupchanka) provided technical inputs and review at various stages of development of this section of the operational handbook. The TB regional advisers (Rajendra Yadav, Askar Yedilbayev, Martin van Boon, Vineet Bhatia) and Mental Health and Substance Use regional advisers (Khalid Saeed, Florence Baingana) provided technical inputs during the development of the guidance. Jamhoih Tonsing (Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), Asma Humayun (Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives, Government of Pakistan) and Jerome Galea (University of South Florida) served as external peer reviewers of this guidance.

The development of content, design and layout of this operational handbook was made possible by funding provided by Canada, and the United States Agency for International Development.

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