What we do

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. More details on these activities and TB MAC’s general approach are found in our Theory of Change and related Project documents.

Including a summary of TB MAC activities and their impact.

Including work to facilitate the TB Modelling Roadmap, and the results of a global survey of TB modellers.

Including regular TB MAC meetings and reports, Union symposia slides and details of other meetings.

Including papers (with links) published under TB MAC grants, a list of grants funded, guidance produced by TB MAC and a collection of case studies.

Including a catalogue of models, a collection of modelling tools, literature reviews, training course materials and previous newsletters.