This section is mandated with the following functions;
- Development of the National Strategic Plan
The current National Strategic Plan (2019-2023) focuses on interventions to be rolled out across the country in the implementation of TB, Leprosy and Lung Disease control.
- Development of annual work plan/joint quarterly work plans
The section is tasked with the development of an annual work plan drawn from all partners that includes developing activities, costing and budgeting in an effort to gain efficiency. The implementation of these activities is closely monitored for progress.
- Development of a TB sustainability framework and investment case
The policy section initiated the development of a sustainability framework in 2015 expected to facilitate the delivery of a strategic and sustainable response to TB. A central element of the framework is the development of an investment case that will enable the country understand previous and current TB epidemiology and health system responses. Furthermore, it facilitates the identification of innovative financing and service delivery options including the scope for integration and other means to maximize efficiency, lower costs, improve quality and identify means to enhance health system equity and inclusiveness.
- Coordination of partnerships
The section is in charge of forming partnerships with development and implementation partners for purposes of resource mobilization.
- Procurement, planning and budgeting
In conjunction with other sections, Policy and Planning section is mandated with budgeting and listing of health products and reviewing of dashboards