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Boosting TB Notification (BTN) for DTOs


Covid has had a devastating impact on the TB Free efforts of the Government of India (GoI). Most significantly, TB notifications have been reduced by 30%-50% in the initial stage of the pandemic and failed to reach  the 2.4 million annual TB notification target for 2021. There is an urgent need to boost TB Notification, especially post-Covid.

Message from Mr. Vivek Oberoi to all our DTOs


DTOs in the nation will initiate a TB Notification Campaign using the PDSA quality improvement process guided by CETI (Collaboration to Eliminate TB among Indians) and Emory University.

  1. Increase notification for TB by 10% over the course of a year by implementing the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) -Quality Improvement Initiative (QII)
  2. Engage over 500 DTOs covering all the districts in a virtual 8 week session for 1.5 hours each week.
  3. Provide certificate of completion from Emory University, Central TB Division, WHO, IIPH and CETI to successful DTOs.


Engage Central TB Division and WHO consultants as key partners along with CETI, Emory Faculty, IIPH (Indian Institute of Public Health) staff and others..

  • Directed by CTD, over 500 DTOs will join in the QI project to conduct a PDSA cycle to increase notification.
  • An e-PDSA tool developed by CETI will be shared with all DTOs.
  • CETI will use the QIC (Quality Improvement Counsellors) who will work step-by-step with DTOs to be successful with their PDSAs.
  • QIC interns will be recruited from IIPH-Gandhinagar and other institutions to work virtually with DTOs.
  • DTOs will attend Webinar sessions on Friday afternoon from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Respective WHO consultants will assist DTO teams.
  • DTOs along with QIC and CETI Faculty will develop a PDSA cycle with an aim statement, process measures, outcome measures, interventions, root cause analysis and run chart of the PDSA on increasing notification.


Inaugural Session: 


Inspirational session with: 

  • Respective Minister, Secretary, Celebrities, Corporate Executive, National and International Faculty 
  • DTO testimonials
  • Strong Teams make Strong DTOs – Why and How of teams!
  • Quality Improvement Initiative – A project approach
  • Faculty DTOs experience sharing 
  • Explore the processes
  • Identify the cause
  • Plan interventions
  • Launch PDSA cycle
  • Performance Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Faculty DTOs experience sharing 
  • Best Practices in TB Notification
  • PDSA presentations
  • Data speaks – data handling techniques
  • PDSA Presentations
  • Monitoring and Tracking Progress
  • PDSA Presentations
  • Adaptive Leadership in VUCA Environment


Closing Session

  • Time Management
  • PDSA Presentations
  • Certificate Award Ceremony


National boost to TB notifications over first few years.
Subsequently decline in TB cases in India.


CTD, CETI, Emory, IIPH, Stop TB Partnership, UNION, USAID, AAPI


Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI)
Soni-Jain Charitable Trust
Collaboration with Bharatiya Seva Samaj (BSS) – Sevak Project

Conducted by: CETI – Collaboration to Eliminate Tuberculosis among Indians. CETI is a catalyst & resource provider to empower agencies to free India from TB. We enjoy national and international support and funding. Please look us up at www.tbfree.org  

Email : ceti@tbfree.org, or call : +91 8989028282