Stop TB Partnership

Wave 7

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 school girls 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.

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

For more the list of Wave 7 grantees, please click here. Follow the links to find more information on the Wave 7 call for proposals and the framework for empowering women in TB REACH grants.

Watch this space as projects deliver results!