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

Country  Grantee Organization  Requested Budget
Category: Implementation of new DR-TB treatment regimens
Bangladesh Interactive Research & Development Ltd. $ 600’000
Viet Nam CTY TNHH (IRD VN) $ 600’000
Zimbabwe The Union Zimbabwe Trust $ 599’995
Category: Improving treatment adherence and outcomes
Ethiopia REACH Ethiopia $ 590’037
India Baptist Church Trust Association (BCTA) $ 580’294
Kenya Population Services Kenya $ 600’000
Nigeria Janna Health Foundation $ 582’398
Pakistan DOPASI Foundation $ 598’819
Category: Linkage to care to reduce pre-treatment loss to follow-up
India Innovators In Health (India) $ 593’066
India Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health $ 584’286
Nigeria RedAid Nigeria $ 213’459
  Total $ 6’142’354


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