Operational Guideline for Province Level Monitoring Events on Community Based TB Care - DOTS.
This document describes two related province level events. The District TB Coordinators present and contribute to a Inter-district Review Meeting. The Provincial TB manager presents summarized information at the following Provincial Review Meeting attended by the Executive District Officers (Health).
The National TB Control Programme Pakistan (NTP) has now achieved countrywide DOTS coverage in 2005. The priority now is to enhance the quality of DOTS implementation. Enhanced supervision and monitoring is key to improved quality of implementation. The Programme already has regular quarterly monitoring meetings at district, province and national levels. At each level they carry out cohort analysis, and review and plan for the next quarter. The objectives and outputs for the monitoring process (including both meetings) are outlined. Then in section 4 the details of the inter-district review meeting and in section 5 the details of provincial review meeting are described. The tools for making presentations and taking notes are given in Appendix-A.