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.

Dr. Kamiar Khajavi, Senior Technical Director, Universal Health Coverage at MSH and Executive Director at Joint Learning Network for UHC, Network Manager
Kamiar Khajavi

Project Director, HS4TB 

Project Contact

Dr. Kamiar Khajavi, Senior Technical Director; Project Director, HS4TB; and Executive Director, JLN for UHC, works with our colleagues and external parties on all aspects of health systems financing and policy. In the seven years before joining us, Dr. Khajavi served at USAID as an advisor in the Bureau for Global Health reporting to the Assistant Administrator. His portfolio included health finance, global health policy, and management, workforce and compliance issues. Before USAID, Dr. Khajavi worked as a consultant in the Washington DC office of McKinsey & Co., where he served private and public sector clients. In the more distant past, he was an attending physician (internal medicine) at New York Presbyterian Hospital and on the faculty of the Weil Cornell Medical College. Dr. Khajavi has also worked in financial law and investment banking. He holds a JD and MPH from Columbia University and an MD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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