Getting Started

Please note that in the suggested activities, the National TB Control Program (NTP) has oversight of and responsibility for the appropriate introduction of new TB medicines.

This Getting Started guide provides general guidance on how to implement the new medicine(s) in country. It highlights the steps to take in introducing and adopting new TB medicines, including stakeholder coordination, planning activities for medicine use, accessing the USAID Bedaquiline Donation Program, and much more. It is designed as a starting point for countries that plan to use new TB medicines and can be adapted to suit each country’s circumstances; however, it is not all encompassing.

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