In July 2021, Stop TB Partnership’s Executive Committee approved US$6.14 million for Wave 9 funding to be awarded to 11 projects, in 8 countries, to focus their efforts on innovative approaches to address drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).With funding support from USAID and Global Affairs Canada, TB REACH Wave 9 grantees will help reduce initial or pre-treatment loss to follow up for people with DR-TB, by expanding access to new, all-oral treatment regimens, and improving treatment adherence and outcomes for people with DR-TB.
In Wave 9, only local, non-governmental organizations were eligible for funding, and together with the support of USAID, TB REACH will work with the organizations on a capacity assessment as part of a development plan to help grantees to improve and continue their funding efforts.
The Wave 9 Call for Proposals was launched in January 2021 and received almost 300 applications from 24 countries with a total funding request of USD 145 million. All completed proposals were reviewed intensively by an independent Proposal Review Committee (PRC), who selected 48 applicants to be invited to submit a more in-depth stage 2 proposal. These applications underwent another round of diligent and careful review by the PRC. After an 8-day review meeting, the PRC recommended 11 projects from 8 countries for funding.
TB REACH Wave 9 Grantees
|Organization||Country||Project Category||Requested Budget (USD)|
|Interactive Research & Development Ltd.||Bangladesh||Implementation of new DR-TB treatment regimens||$600,000|
|REACH Ethiopia||Ethiopia||Improving treatment adherence and outcomes||$590,037|
|Baptist Church Trust Association (BCTA)||India||Improving treatment adherence and outcomes||$580,294|
|Innovators In Health (India)||India||Linkage to care to reduce pre-treatment loss to follow-up||$593,066|
|Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health||India||Linkage to care to reduce pre-treatment loss to follow-up||$584,286|
|Population Services Kenya||Kenya||Improving treatment adherence and outcomes||$600,000|
|RedAid Nigeria||Nigeria||Linkage to care to reduce pre-treatment loss to follow-up||$213,459|
|Janna Health Foundation||Nigeria||Improving treatment adherence and outcomes||$582,398|
|DOPASI Foundation||Pakistan||Improving treatment adherence and outcomes||$598,819|
|CTY TNHH (IRD VN)||Viet Nam||Implementation of new DR-TB treatment regimens||$600,000|
|The Union Zimbabwe Trust||Zimbabwe||Implementation of new DR-TB treatment regimens||$599,995|