Four time-limited Task Forces are responsible for implementing targeted projects in support of priorities defined by the NDWG as part of the Global Plan to End TB:

  • Build consensus and foster knowledge sharing to enable the identification of suitable biomarkers or biosignatures for TB point-of-care tests 
  • Integration of next-generation sequencing and updated guidance to test developers on next-generation DST in alignment with new treatment guidelines and future drug regimens 
  • Foster development and evaluation of tests for progression of TBI to active disease 
  • Engaging TB communities in TB diagnostics R&D and implementation