Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) helps accelerate country progress toward tuberculosis (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.
TIFA works to strengthen and sustain country ownership and accountability by 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. 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.
Fighting 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 TB 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 toward TB eradication on their journey to self-reliance.