The DOTS Expansion Working Group members have the following terms of reference:
Ensure that countries, starting with the 22 high-burden ones, develop, implement and sustain comprehensive TB control in line with the Stop TB Strategy to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and Stop TB Partnership targets in close collaboration with the Stop TB financial and technical partners.
Review the status and measure the progress in countries, share experiences between countries and stimulate action when necessary.
Promote the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned.
Assure the involvement of the private medical sector, the community and other sectors in TB control.
Liaise with and support the work of the DEWG subgroups.
Ensure that TB control efforts are included in, and contribute to, broader health sector and poverty reduction strategies.