The work plan template is intended to guide the implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing in facilities providing clinical services.
March 2, 2016 - The work plan template was developed by FIND, with support from Expand-TB and the Global Laboratory Initiative and provides step-by-step instructions for completing an implementation and scale-up work plan for the Xpert MTB/RIF assay in your country.
The work plan template is intended to guide the implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing in facilities providing clinical services. Completion of this template will yield a clear Xpert MTB/RIF work plan in accordance with the national policy and plan requirements of your country.
If an Xpert MTB/RIF work plan already exists for your country, you can use this guide as a reference to update, revise or complement the existing plan. This template provides six stages, which are to be completed using the text in the document and the tools indicated in the annexes.
This work plan template can be downloaded from the list of documents here.
In 2015, FIND worked with the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme in Tanzania, and their partners, to review and finalize their national Xpert MTB/RIF roll-out and implementation plan. Countries may find this to be a useful reference when developing their own national plan.
Click here to download Tanzania's Xpert MTB/RIF test rollout and implementation plan.