Stop TB Partnership

TB reach wave 6 - Full Steam Ahead

End of November 2017, the Stop TB Partnership received over 570 grant proposals, with a total request of more than USD 224 million, in response to the TB REACH Wave 6 Call for Proposals. All proposals submitted to TB REACHare assessed in a two-stage process by an independent Proposal Review Committee (PRC).

Completed in January 2018, the Stage 1 review saw 149 applicants pass through to the second stage. The deadline to submit the Stage 2 proposals is 27 March 2018. At the end of April, the PRC will make final funding recommendations to the Stop TB Partnership’s Board.

The TB REACH initiative receives funding from the Global Affairs Canada, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Indonesia Health Fund, and the United States Agency for International Development to fund and evaluate innovative projects designed to improve detection and treatment of TB. Funded projects that demonstrate impact will receive TB REACH assistance in the transition towards long-term and sustainable projects supported by domestic funding and other resources, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund).

Summary analysis of Stage 2 applications:

  • 149 applicants are invited to submit a Stage 2 application with a total request for funding of USD 68.6 million.
    • 62% of projects propose improving detection, linkage to treatment and reporting of TB cases in a total of USD 44.7 million;
    • 30% of proposals are in the domain of improving treatment adherence and outcomes, worth USD 22.3 million;
    • 8% of proposals address developing innovative resources and materials to aid service delivery for a total of USD 1.6 million;
  • 40% of proposals, asking for USD 30.8 million, came from High Impact Africa countries (Global Fund regions).
  • 33% of proposals, asking for USD 21 million, came from High Impact Asia countries (Global Fund regions).