Enable and promote research
Western Pacific TB Operational Research Grant Mechanism
Operational research refers to studying how TB programmes operate and is crucial for evaluating and studying the application of various mechanisms, interventions and tools. In light of the emerging challenges and the increasing complexity of TB control, innovative approaches to delivering and further improving TB care are critical. At the same time, scientifically sound documentation and evaluation are necessary for assessing the cost-effectiveness of interventions, which will guide decision-making on whether or not to use these methods on a programmatic scale.
The WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific is committed to providing increased support to promote operational research through capacity-building workshops (e.g. on proposal writing) and the Operational Research Grant mechanism.