Introduction

Welcome to the Tuberculosis (TB) program. Whether you are a Directly Observed Therapy DOT Provider, a Community Health worker or a programme manager, you will be a vital member of your community’s TB team. Together, the team can provide the best possible standard of TB care for your patients.

This course is intended to provide an overview of Patient-centered care to all staff involved with delivering TB medications by Directly Observed Therapy, also known as DOT.

Directly Observed Therapy is the World Health Organization (WHO) standard for treatment of Tuberculosis disease; many TB projects around the world have adopted it as the standard for
delivery of all TB medications whether they are for treatment of active TB disease or latent TB infection (LTBI).