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Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA)

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Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) helps accelerate country progress towards TB eradication on their journey to self-reliance by developing and managing fixed amount awards, known as TB Commitment Grants (TCG), with host government entities to implement locally generated solutions.

Fighting tuberculosis (TB) is a top priority for the U.S. Government. TB remains the leading cause of infectious disease-related mortality globally. USAID’s new TB business model, the “Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis,” contributes to meeting the United Nations target of treating 40 million people for TB and to reach 30 million people with preventive TB treatment by 2022.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. implements the USAID-funded Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 24 priority countries with high TB burdens around the globe. The five-year (2019-2024) program builds on USAID’s investment in TB disease programming. By supporting host government ownership and accountability of their TB programs, TIFA helps accelerate country progress towards TB eradication on their journey to self-reliance.

TB Partnership Statements have set broad frameworks for areas of stakeholder support and host government commitment. TIFA supports this effort by developing and managing fixed amount awards, known as TB Commitment Grants (TCG), with host government entities to implement locally generated solutions.

TIFA works to strengthen and sustain country ownership and accountability providing supportive oversight and capacity development to help National TB Programs to reach their milestones and effectively manage each TB Commitment Grant. TB Commitment Grants are negotiated and structured to accelerate progress in core components that contribute to self-reliant National TB Programs. Using the Partnership Statement as the foundation, TIFA works to identify components that USAID and NTP agree where support and improvement is needed. Through TIFA, USAID is able to have a direct relationship with host governments—empowering them to become more self-reliant. TIFA is the mechanism to provide funding through the TB Commitment Grants. TB Commitment Grants ensure accountability and ownership of the TB program by the host government, including the responsibility to plan, budget, manage, conduct, and evaluate activities.

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