MSF Launches Project to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Children’s Tuberculosis

MSF Launches Project to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Children’s Tuberculosis

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international medical humanitarian association, is initiating a project called TACTiC – Test, Avoid, Cure TB in Children, in order to improve the diagnosis and treatment of children with tuberculosis (TB) in MSF projects worldwide. This project aims to implement the new recommendations published by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Program in March 2022, which include integrated treatment algorithms for diagnosing pulmonary TB in children, shorter treatment options, and TB prevention methods.

The project will have three main areas of focus:

  1. Implementation: This involves training, developing patient-centered tools, improving access to diagnostic tools, record keeping, and data collection. There will also be advocacy at local and national levels for the implementation of the new recommendations.
  2. Operational Research: Some MSF projects will conduct operational research to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the new recommendations.
  3. International Advocacy: MSF will work with the Access Campaign to advocate for the development of better tools, such as diagnostics and treatments, that are specifically adapted for children.

The project will have a special focus on change management, user and patient experience, and inclusive dialogue with external partners and populations.

The first phase of the project will run from October 2023 to September 2025 and will cover 12 countries across 6 MSF Operational Centers, with a budget of 3.6 million Euros. The project manager will be responsible for ensuring the successful execution of the project, including coordination with internal stakeholders, monitoring activities, and reporting.

Applicants for the role of Senior Project Management Officer – Children’s Tuberculosis should have experience in managing multi-objective projects, preferably with a background in health projects and research. Fluency in English is essential, and proficiency in French is a strong asset. The position is a full-time fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of occasional travel to headquarters or field locations.

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV in English through the MSF website by September 29, 2023.



World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Program

All Rights Reserved 2021.
| .