Stop TB Partnership announces third round of grants from the Challenge Facility for Civil Society

11 June 2010 - Geneva - Twenty-one civil society organizations across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America will receive grants ranging from US$ 5000 to $20 000 from the third round of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society.

The Challenge Facility targets grass-roots civil society organizations that seek to help shape policy at local levels by giving a voice to people living with TB and those involved in its prevention, treatment and care. Proposals are selected by an independent committee composed of 10 representatives from the community affected by TB, NGOs from developing and developed countries and multilateral or technical agencies.

The activities of grant recipients are expected to result in resources for TB control, active community case finding and referral by the community, engagement with cured people to encourage TB patients to complete treatment and tracing of people who have interrupted their treatment.

Click here to see the list of third round grantees.