A total of 318 applications were received with a total estimated budget of over USD 200 million. Following the screening by the Secretariat, the review performed by the Proposal Review Committee (PRC) and the approval by the Stop TB Partnership’s Board the following proposals were approved for funding.

From 2011 to 2013, TB REACH funded 45 projects in 29 countries, valued at USD 29 million. The projects offered great diversity regarding their innovative approaches and the various key populations they served in the locally different epidemiological and resource contexts. The portfolio of projects included:

  • Improving diagnosis, reporting, and treatment of TB in private laboratories in Pakistan
  • Scaling up public-private partnerships for early TB diagnosis among clients of private pharmacies in Burkina Faso
  • Increasing active case finding among detention-released migrants at Thai-Cambodian border
  • Intensifying case detection and expediting diagnosis for TB through house-to-house screening in slums in Cambodia
  • Improving diagnosis and childhood TB through contact investigation in smear-positive households in The Gambia
  • Active case finding for TB and MDR-TB among children, refugees, and mobile populations in India
  • Using community sputum collection points for improving and accelerating TB case detection in Malawi
  • Using existing community health agents and establishing a family and community-health model in Nicaragua
  • Linking maternal and child health and PMTCT services and prisons to intensify TB case detection in Swaziland