This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Prevention of TB by treatment is a critical aspect of the national TB strategy. To aid in this process the Guidelines on Programmatic Management of TB Preventive Treatment (PMTPT) in India (2021) have been developed as the end-product of a series of meetings and deliberations with national experts from the Government of India (GoI), WHO Country Office for India (WHO India) and key technical and developmental partners. These guidelines are consistent with the WHO consolidated guidelines and operational handbook on tuberculosis. The technical and operational aspects listed in this document are intended to complement the existing NTEP technical and operational guidelines and the National Strategic Plan for ending TB (2017-25) in India. These guidelines are being implemented to gain and document experiences on feasibility, safety monitoring and enhancement in treatment outcomes of TB preventive treatment to further guide the country in its refinement as national and global evidence emerges in future. These guidelines are a useful resource for implementers. Click here to read the guidelines.