To improve TB care and prevention in low- and middle-income countries by strengthening policies and enabling local capacity building.

****TIME is moving – Communication 16-July-2020 ****

Dear colleagues and collaborators,

With this message we want to let you know that the TIME work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is moving to KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.

Increasingly, mathematical modelling is becoming integrated in the policy cycle and wider technical support process. This is a good development, but also calls for a different approach where wider expertise with technical assistance and the wider policy cycle balance with academic modelling expertise. In addition, funding for model development has not kept up with demand, which has meant that sustaining a team at LSHTM is not feasible.

To address these trends and ensure continuity for countries using the TIME software, the LSHTM TIME team, KNCV and Avenir health have developed a new partnership, where ongoing and new modelling applications will be supported by either KNCV or Avenir. Through this collaboration, countries will benefit from the deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by TB programs, as well as continued modelling expertise. The LSHTM will remain involved in TIME model development, but is no longer leading.

From the TIME team at LSHTM we want to thank all our country partners and collaborators over the past 7 years. It was a pleasure to work with you, and we look forward to crossing your path in the future.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have:

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