TB REACH Wave 10 call for proposals is now open!
TB REACH Wave 10 is supported by the Global Affairs Canada, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
For this Wave, we seek bold and innovative strategies that can help move us further towards ending TB while simultaneously contributing to health systems strengthening (HSS). All proposed projects will need to describe how their efforts contribute to HSS which is critical for achieving the broader sustainable development goals (SDGs) of universal health coverage and global health security. Under the HSS theme, TB REACH is seeking innovative proposals that address either of the following two focus areas (or a combination of both)*:
- Integrated Service Delivery (ISD)
- Expansion of TB Preventive Treatment (TPT)
*Applicants will also be allowed to submit an application that combines both ISD and the provision of TPT.
ISD combines multiple interrelated healthcare services and allows for the offering of people-centered care, and the maximization of resources to increase efficiencies in the health system. Integration efforts should aim to improve TB case detection and/or treatment outcomes while maximizing resources and providing health service users convenient, safe, and quality care. Interventions that combine multiple health areas are highly encouraged. Innovations in screening, diagnosis, or treatment approaches (i.e., artificial intelligence (AI), specimen pooling, new treatment regimens, and digital treatment support) are also encouraged.
While TPT has long been a part of global policy, especially for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the TB community is far behind on getting young children, adolescents and adult contacts, and others at high-risk of infection or development of disease on TPT. TB REACH will fund innovative strategies to introduce and evaluate new approaches and tools that can drive the uptake of TPT in these populations. Applicants are encouraged to propose new “out of the box” approaches for addressing either focus area. Where possible, the use and evaluation of new TB infection screening, diagnostic, and treatment tools and approaches are also encouraged.
To help ensure sustainability of projects, applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with their National TB Programs (NTP), other programs within the Ministry of Health (MOH) and engage with Global Fund country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) and other partners.
For more information on HSS, TB integration with other health areas, or TPT, please refer to the Wave 10 Technical Brief.
Applicants must be non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with demonstrated presence of delivering services in the country of application. Preference will be given to local organizations. Government organizations may be included as sub-recipients on grant application.
Countries Eligible for Project Implementation
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.
*Proposals addressing TB in Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries will be accepted (applicants should still select Ukraine in the application, but describe in the narrative where implementation activities will be occurring).
Stage 1 Proposals will be accepted until 17:00 Geneva time, May 11, 2022.
All proposals without exception, must be submitted through the online submission platform.
For Wave 10, there is a two-stage application process. An independent Proposal Review Committee (PRC) will select a group of Stage 1 applicants in June to be invited to submit a more detailed Stage 2 application. Final funding decisions will be made in September 2022.
For more details about the call for proposals, please refer to the sidebar links.
TB REACH strongly encourages applicants to read and follow the Stop TB Partnership's language guide - United to End TB: Every Word Counts. The language used to speak about TB can influence stigma, beliefs, and behaviours, and may determine if a person feels comfortable getting tested or treated. Non-discriminatory, empowering, and people-centred language should be used throughout your TB REACH Wave 10 proposal.