Launch of the 3rd round of the Stop TB Challenge Facility for Civil Society

10 December 2009 | Geneva -- The Stop TB Partnership launches the call for proposals for the third round of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society.

This round will provide much needed funds (between USD 5,000 - USD 20,000) to community-based civil society organizations whose work focuses on advocacy and social mobilization activities in countries affected by TB. It aims to make the voices of vulnerable communities affected by tuberculosis heard by local policy makers. In addition, grantees help find and refer potential TB cases in the community to health centres for TB testing and support patients to continue treatment.

Thanks to our donors and partners, the Challenge Facility can continue supporting civil society activities designed to attract greater attention from governments and the general public to the prevention, treatment and control of this often lethal yet curable disease. Applications focusing on raising awareness and empowering communities to become part of the solution in the fight against TB are welcome.

All eligible organizations are invited to apply before 10 February 2010