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.

RTC  aims to transform whenwhere, and how TB services are accessed and delivered in order to make the "last mile" the "first mile" by increasing and improving the provision of TB innovations that are more: 

  • Localized (from facility-level to people´s homes and neighborhoods);
  • Integrated (for TB, TB co-morbidities, and lung health related illnessess); and
  • People-centered (based on people´s needs and wants).

To achieve this vision, the primary objectives are to:

  1.  Provide an actionable, structured, and inclusive people-centered design process to understand and synthsize people's (affected people and family, community health workers, healthcare providers, TB survivors, etc.) needs and wants in order to identify, prioritize, and select opportunity areas;
  2. Ensure key country stakeholders and partners, including civil society and communities, are not only part of the collective discussion, but the joint decision-making process for the selection of service and product innovations to roll-out;
  3. Roll-out TB Innovations based on key country stakeholders and partners` joint decision; and
  4. Implement a continuous feedback loop to gain additional insight and learning from the people as service and product innovations are being introduced and scaled-up.

For additional information regarding RTC, please visit or email the External Affairs & Strategic Initiatives (EASI) team at




The Stop TB Partnership would like to acknowledge the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for their overall contribution to the organization and US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) Global TB Branch and the Korea International Cooperation Agency’s (KOICA) Global Disease Eradication Fund for their specific funding for the RTC initiative.

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