Deadline for applications: 11 May 2022, 17:00 CEST (Geneva time)
Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative announced today its Wave 10 Call for Proposals, seeking bold and innovative strategies that will help the fight to end tuberculosis (TB) while simultaneously contributing to health systems strengthening (HSS). It is the first time that a granting mechanism call for proposals focused on these two new areas: Integrating TB Service Delivery and/or TB Preventive Treatment.
TB REACH, established in 2010 with the leadership of Global Affairs Canada, has funded ground-breaking approaches and technologies to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, decrease the time to treatment, and improve treatment success. TB REACH combines fast-track, results-based financing and rigorous external monitoring and evaluation (M&E) so that other donor agencies and/or national governments can scale-up successful approaches and maximize their own investments.
Wave 10 funding is being launched with financial contributions from; Global Affairs Canada as renewed support; the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) as a first-time contribution to TB REACH; and continued support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In line with the HSS theme, TB REACH Wave 10 applicants will need to demonstrate how their proposal will contribute to HSS, which is critical in achieving the broader Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Universal Health Coverage and Global Health Security.
Applicants are invited to submit their proposals in one of two focus areas (or a combination of both):
- Integrated Service Delivery
- Expansion of TB Preventive Treatment
For the integrated Service Delivery area, proposals are expected to explore manners in which diagnosis, treatment, and care of TB can be delivered in parallel with other diseases. For more information, visit our Wave 10 webpage.
Funding eligibility will be made to non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations with demonstrated presence of delivering services in the country of application, with preference being given to local organizations.
Eligible countries include: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
“There are ongoing discussions about Health Systems Strengthening, integration, and so on. We are the first to specifically seek proposals that will address integrated diagnosis, treatment and care for TB with other diseases, innovative and bringing together cancer, malnutrition, diabetes, etc. As well, through the second focus area on preventive treatment for TB, we want to show that we need to take TB prevention very seriously as the main way of ending TB,” said Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a crippling effect on the fight to end TB, setting us back and reversing many years of successful case finding and treatment. We are looking forward to receiving many great proposals; the people working at the country level are best suited to propose what they need and solutions to how it can be done. There is never enough funding to meet the demand – but we want to help as many people as we can, and are therefore incredibly grateful to Global Affairs Canada, FCDO, and USAID for their support of the TB REACH platform,” said Dr. Jacob Creswell, Head of Innovations & Grants at the Stop TB Partnership.