The Model for Assessment of Pediatric Interventions for TB (MAP-IT) will be a user-friendly, web-based tool to estimate the potential impact of existing and new interventions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric (ages 0-14) TB. Users can assess the impact on TB incidence and mortality resulting from changes in a technology’s availability, use, or efficacy. These parameters can be set by the user to reflect proposed changes to the technology or policies influencing its availability. With multiple scenarios and parameters, users can assess the comparative impact of intervention options. MAP-IT also allows users to package technologies to explore possible intervention synergies.

MAP-IT builds on the methodology of the Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technologies (MANDATE) model that has been used in 180+ countries by 45,000+ users, enabling them to consider the impact of single interventions or synergistic interventions on saving lives. To learn more, visit the MANDATE web site.

RTI International and the TB Alliance are developing MAP-IT as an accessible tool to inform strategies and to increase awareness of the potential impact of coordinated and creative solutions for pediatric TB.