TB Modeling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC)


Project Title TB Modeling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC)
Principle Investigator Richard White, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Sponsor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Project Period 2013 – 2020

The TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC) aims to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of TB care and prevention policy and practice at global and country levels, and to contribute to a better understanding of the epidemiological and health system processes that generate TB outcomes.

TB MAC does this by:

  • building stronger and more effective links between decision makers, modellers, economists and subject matter experts
  • creating new, high quality modelling resources, and making them available and accessible to decision makers, and
  • enabling better informed decision making communities and modellers, and ensuring TB decision makers are better equipped to integrate these modelling resources in their decision making.

TB MAC supports both academic research to strengthen the epidemiological and economic underpinnings of TB modelling, while also supporting activities and tools to improve country modelling applications.

This is achieved through ‘Global Good’ activities to support all modellers, economists and decision makers, to encourage diversity in approaches and engagement. We use a transparent, supportive and collaborative approach. TB MAC is open to anyone interested in using mathematical models or other quantitative methods to answer TB care and prevention questions.

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