In July 2020, The Stop TB Partnership’s Executive Committee approved 13 new Wave 8 projects to engage private providers in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) for a total of US$ 5.7 million.

The private sector plays an essential role in how healthcare is delivered in many TB high-burden countries. Yet the engagement of private providers in the fight against TB has remained a challenge. The Wave 8, with funding support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and additional contributions from Global Affairs Canada, marks the first-ever call for proposals exclusively focused on private provider engagement, with only local organizations as lead implementers.

The 13 new projects in 11 different countries feature innovative and sustainable solutions for engaging private providers in TB response, including the implementation of a new bold business model combining social health insurance for TB and aggregating reimbursements in the Philippines; the engagement of hundreds of drug vendors in Tanzania; and the use of artificial intelligence to read chest x-rays to aid private hospitals in Afghanistan to diagnose TB.

TB REACH Wave 8 Selected Proposals

Country Grantee Organization Requested Budget
Afghanistan Afghan Community Research & Empowerment Organization for Development (ACREOD) $ 398’126
Afghanistan Organization for Development and Sustainable Services in Afghanistan (ODSSA) $ 310’441
India William Clinton Foundation (WJCF) $ 399’993
Kenya Population Services Kenya $ 400’000
Kyrgyzstan AIDS Foundation East West -KG $ 395’611
Mozambique The Aurum Institute Mozambique $ 398’660
Nigeria Janna Health Foundation (JHF) $ 400’000
Pakistan DOPASI Foundation $ 399’996
Philippines Culion Foundation Incorporated $ 395’949
Philippines Innovations for Community Health, Inc $ 399’375
South Africa University of KwaZulu-Natal $ 375’952
Uganda Infectious Diseases Institute Makerere University $ 399’796
United Republic of Tanzania Christian Social Services Commission $ 999’440
  Total $ 5’673’339


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