Health Systems for Tuberculosis

​​The USAID Health Systems for Tuberculosis (HS4TB) project seeks to transform the way leaders and managers understand and work toward TB control and elimination. HS4TB builds on efforts to increase investments from the public and private sectors to end the TB epidemic while building local commitment and capacity to achieve the ambitious global targets of diagnosing and enrolling an additional 40 million people on TB treatment and 30 million on preventive therapy for TB by 2022. 

HS4TB focuses on selected countries within USAID’s priority countries with high burdens of TB, where it aligns with local communities and partners to deliver performance-based results toward global targets. The project is currently working in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and India, where we help countries increase domestic financing, use key TB resources more efficiently, build in-country technical and managerial competence and leadership, and support policy formation and dissemination. HS4TB also prepares local organizations to transition into the role of primary technical assistance providers and recipients of direct donor support and engage marginalized groups, including women and youth, in co-creating activities with national TB programs, professional associations, civil society, and other stakeholders.

To assist governments and TB leaders and managers in achieving and sustaining transformation, we partner with public financing expert Nathan Associates; women-owned small business Open Development, LLC; and an array of local partners.

Ersin Topcuoglu, Program Director, Health Systems For Tuberculosis
Ersin Topcuoglu

Program Director,
Health Systems for Tuberculosis

Project Contact

Dr. Ersin Topcuoglu, Program Director for the MSH-led USAID Health Systems for Tuberculosis (HS4TB) project, has more than 30 years of public health experience in designing, leading, and managing complex international health programs. Dr. Topcuoglu has built technical capacity at the governmental and local levels; implemented results-based management systems; and developed national strategic and annual plans, budgets, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks. Developing and managing health projects in more than 20 countries throughout Africa, central and southeast Asia, and the Middle East, his focus has been on strengthening the managerial and technical capacity of managers and leaders to produce and demonstrate results. Arriving at MSH in 1997 as country representative in Turkey, he served as the Deputy Director of Challenge TB, a five-year, USAID-funded $525 million flagship project implemented in 23 countries. Dr. Topcuoglu’s technical areas of expertise include project and program design and management, monitoring and evaluation, performance management and improvement, commodity management, logistics management information systems, and designing and conducting training courses. He earned his medical degree at Cumhuriyet University and a Master of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is fluent in Turkish and English.

Donors & Partners


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


Nathan Associates

Open Development, LLC