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Charles Y. Yu, MD, MSc, FPCP, FPCCP is an internationally recognized expert on TB particularly on public-private mix DOTS (PPMD). He is currently a member of the Core Group of the WHO DOTS Expansion Committee, PPMD Subgroup, WHO consultant on TB-PPMD and immediate past President of the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development Stakeholders Association. He is also a member of the International Union Against Tuberculosis (IUATLD) TB Education Working Group. He was senior TB adviser and training and certification adviser of the Philippine TB Initiatives in the Private Sector (Phil. TIPS), where he played a pivotal role in convincing key stakeholders (6 major professional societies, association of medical schools, allied health schools) in getting involved in TB control and the integration of DOTS in their training. In particular he worked closely with the Association of Phil. Medical Colleges (APMC) in the integration of the teaching of TB & DOTS in the medical curriculum. Likewise, the curriculum for teaching TB & DOTS in the medical technology, pharmacy and nursing schools were also created. Dr. Yu left his practice between 2003-2006 to devote himself totally to the TB project because he felt the time was right to finally turn the tide against TB in the country by helping consolidate public-private sector efforts to achieve TB control .