This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to plague India with high infection and morbidity rates. The Government of India has taken charge by creating the National Strategic Plan (NSP) to eliminate TB by 2025, 5 years prior to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal, and to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all. The Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, has taken leadership in this fight and accorded a high priority for ending TB in India by 2025, five years ahead of the global target of ending the TB epidemic by 2030.
USAID is supporting an innovative opportunity for businesses and industries to join India’s response to eliminate TB. The Corporate TB Pledge, a joint initiative of USAID and Central TB Division, Government of India, is a shared platform for corporations committed to ending TB in India by leveraging local experts, financial, and technical resources to accelerate the national TB program and increase cross-sectoral support for combatting the disease. By raising awareness in the workplace, providing screening and testing programs for workers, and supporting efforts to combat TB, businesses can have an enormous impact on their workforces and communities–and the greater global effort to end TB– especially when they have operations in high-burden countries like India. This 'The Best Practices Compendium' provides details on the promising approaches adopted by corporations and business associations to combat TB in workplace and community settings. The compendium is an effort to acknowledge the good work of companies and encourage more companies to join the Corporate TB Pledge.