In September 2019, Stop TB Partnership’s Executive Committee approved US$15.4 million in start-up and scalability funds to be awarded to 37 grass-roots innovators intending to transform TB case finding, diagnostics, and care.

The Wave 7 call for applications solicited 593 letters of intent out of which 149 applicants were invited to submit full proposals. After a rigorous review by an independent review committee, 37 proposals were selected representing submissions from 23 countries. In this wave, eight projects will be focused on private sector engagement, and four on testing the new XDR/MDR-TB regiment BPaL.

Along with TB innovation, Wave 7 will focus on empowering women and girls. As such, the 37 projects will transform the status quo on the ground - from engaging schoolgirls in empowerment and community mobilization activities to screen TB, to bringing innovative screening to female prisoners, to testing tele-health and cutting-edge lab software with women and for women - Wave 7 is about showing how the TB response can align with other powerful social movements. For more information on the Wave 7 Framework for Empowering Women in TB REACH grants, please click here.

Other innovations in this wave include artificial intelligence, digital adherence technologies, new diagnostics, and new treatment regiments.

TB REACH Wave 7 Selected Proposals

Country  Grantee Organization  Requested Budget
Category: Case Detection
Bangladesh icddr,b $ 400’000
Cambodia Korean National Tuberculosis Association $ 567’184
Cambodia Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE $ 395’822
Ethiopia Koninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot Bestrijding der Tuberculose (KNCV) $ 399’460
India Innovators In Health (India) $ 993’985
India Johns Hopkins University $ 354’878
India Resource group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) $ 811’031
India Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics $ 399’661
India ZMQ Development $ 380’000
Indonesia Yayasan KNCV Indonesia $ 399’999
Indonesia The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health $ 399’686
Kenya Kisumu County Department of Health/KEPI-CDH KISUMU $ 399’610
Kenya OGRA Foundation $ 400’000
Mozambique Development Media International Associates CIC $ 399’946
Myanmar Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics $ 397’733
Myanmar PATH/Myanmar Medical Association $ 399’452
Nepal International Organization for Migration (IOM) Nepal $ 399’980
Nigeria Plan International Nigeria $ 400’000
Pakistan Bridge Consultants Foundation $ 357’011
Pakistan IRD Global Limited $ 397’923
Pakistan Community Health Solutions $ 291’748
Pakistan Association for Social Development $ 400’000
Peru Partners In Health (PIH)-Sucursal Peru $ 399’999
Open Health InstituteTreatment OutcomeSierra LeonePartners In Health (PIH) $ 367’430
Sierra Leone Partners In Health (PIH) $ 399’986
Thailand Ashakalp Healthcare Association $ 397’051
Uganda BRAC Uganda $ 385’000
Uganda Amber Heart Foundation $ 398’344
Uganda Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences Makerere University $ 267’304
Viet Nam Freundeskreis für Internationale Tuberkulosehilfe e.V. $ 650’000
Zambia Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia $ 399’853
Category: Product Innovation
Pakistan National TB Control Program $ 78’131
Category: Treatment Outcome
Belarus State Institution "Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Pulmonology and Tuberculosis" $ 399’244
South Africa THINK Tuberculosis and HIV Investigative Network (RF) NPC $ 299’641
Tajikistan Koninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot Bestrijding der Tuberculose (KNCV) $ 397’696
Ukraine Koninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot Bestrijding der Tuberculose (KNCV) / Organization for Appropriate Technologies in Health ICF $ 394’233
  Total $ 15’115’322


An interactive map of TB REACH projects can be seen with all the projects listed, click here.