The Re-imagining TB Care (RTC) initiative was originally conceptualized at the first TB Innovation Summit, which was co-organized by the Stop TB Partnership, Johnson & Johnson, United Nations Foundation, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Economic Forum, in advance of the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (UNHLM on TB) in September 2018.
The RTC initiative aims to transform when, where, and how healthcare services are accessed and delivered in TB affected countries by increasing and improving the provision of decentralized (from facility-level to where people live, work, etc.), integrated (for TB and across diseases), and people-centered (considering people’s preferences and circumstances) services. To achieve this vision and mission, the three primary phases and objectives are:
- Identify which services can be more decentralized, integrated, and people-centered and select product innovations that will facilitate this shift;
- Accelerate the sustainable roll-out (introduction, adoption, and scale-up) of country-selected products; and
- Automate, connect, and link rolled-out country-selected products into a country’s information/case-based management system.