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. For more information on the Wave 7 Framework for Empowering Women in TB REACH grants, please click here.

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

TB REACH Wave 7 Selected Proposals

CountryGrantee OrganizationEvaluation Category
Bangladeshicddr,bCase Detection
BelarusState Institution "Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Pulmonology and Tuberculosis"Treatment Outcome
CambodiaKorean National Tuberculosis AssociationCase Detection
CambodiaSihanouk Hospital Center of HOPECase Detection
EthiopiaKoninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot Bestrijding der Tuberculose (KNCV)Case Detection
IndiaInnovators In Health (India)Case Detection
IndiaJohns Hopkins UniversityCase Detection
IndiaResource group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH)Case Detection
IndiaFoundation for Innovative New DiagnosticsCase Detection
IndiaZMQ DevelopmentCase Detection
IndonesiaYayasan KNCV IndonesiaCase Detection
IndonesiaThe Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public HealthCase Detection
KenyaKisumu County Department of Health/KEPI-CDH KISUMUCase Detection
KenyaOGRA FoundationCase Detection
MozambiqueDevelopment Media International Associates CICCase Detection
MyanmarFoundation for Innovative New DiagnosticsCase Detection
MyanmarPATH/Myanmar Medical AssociationCase Detection
NepalInternational Organization for Migration (IOM) NepalCase Detection
NigeriaPlan International NigeriaCase Detection
PakistanBridge Consultants FoundationCase Detection
PakistanIRD Global LimitedCase Detection
PakistanCommunity Health SolutionsCase Detection
PakistanAssociation for Social DevelopmentCase Detection
PakistanNational TB Control ProgramProduct Innovation
PeruPartners In Health (PIH)-Sucursal PeruCase Detection
Russian FederationOpen Health InstituteTreatment OutcomeSierra LeonePartners In Health (PIH)Case Detection
Sierra LeonePartners In Health (PIH)Case Detection
South AfricaTHINK Tuberculosis and HIV Investigative Network (RF) NPCTreatment Outcome
TajikistanKoninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot Bestrijding der Tuberculose (KNCV)Treatment Outcome
ThailandAshakalp Healthcare AssociationCase Detection
UgandaBRAC UgandaCase Detection
UgandaAmber Heart FoundationCase Detection
UgandaInfectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences Makerere UniversityCase Detection
UkraineKoninklijke Nederlandse Centrale Vereniging tot Bestrijding der Tuberculose (KNCV) / Organization for Appropriate Technologies in Health ICFTreatment Outcome
Viet NamFreundeskreis für Internationale Tuberkulosehilfe e.V.Case Detection
ZambiaCentre for Infectious Disease Research in ZambiaCase Detection