To focus on engaging private providers in the TB response
Deadline for applications: 5 May 2020 at 17:00 Geneva time
25 March 2020, Geneva, Switzerland - The Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative today launches its Wave 8 round of funding to boost private provider engagement in the fight against TB. Now more than ever, multi-sectorial collaboration must lead the way in infectious disease elimination.
TB REACH, established in 2010 with the leadership of Global Affairs Canada, has funded ground-breaking approaches and technologies aimed at increasing the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, decreasing treatment time and improving treatment success rates. TB REACH combines fast-track, results-based financing and rigorous, external monitoring and evaluation (M&E), so other donor agencies and/or national governments can scale-up successful approaches and maximize their own investments.
The Wave 8 of funding is being launched in collaboration and with financial support and guidance from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The funding will be available to local, non - governmental organizations from 24 USAID priority countries.
These countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Wave 8 seeks bold proposals that will engage private providers ranging from large hospitals to medicine vendors. The interventions should focus on creating sustainable models for collaborative activities between private providers and the public sector and on increasing the number of people found, tested and notified with TB in the private sector.