The Stop TB Partnership just announced the launch of its TB REACH Wave 7. For this Wave, Stop TB Partnership is looking for innovative and groundbreaking approaches and technologies that advances gender-responsive TB programming and has emphasis on improving TB case finding and treatment outcomes with emphasis on empowering women and girls as part of the TB response. Example of proposals are the following:

  1. Proposals that promote women empowerment at community level to facilitate case finding approaches, such as engagement of women in leadership roles in TB health work, education of women to perform healthcare tasks.
  2. Proposals that engage women in proactive mobilization of their communities, including their partners and their children, for screening.
  3. Proposals that improve case finding among women, including in areas where the TB burden is skewed and in particular groups of women, such as indigenous and other marginalized women (women who use drugs, mobile populations and refugee women, women in professions with increased risk of TB etc.)
  4. Proposals that integrate TB with other health services for women that can increase TB case finding and treatment adherence e.g. family planning, maternal and child health, HIV in areas of high prevalence;
  5. Proposals that increase case-finding and treatment adherence support through engaging women as peer educators, organizers of support groups, and as community partners;
  6. Proposals that combine innovative case finding and/or treatment adherence approaches with capacity building to enable women to play an active role in formal health decision making spaces in their localities, such as policy literacy, advocacy capacity, and creating opportunities for women to monitor the availability and quality of TB services in their communities.

Eligible organizations: International, national, or local community-based or nongovernment organizations; women’s organizations working on broader gender issues; national TB programmes; government agencies; research institutes; UN or other international organizations

Eligible countries in Asia Pacific: Bhutan, Cambodia, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

Eligible countries in Asia Pacific that require Public-Private Mix (PPM) Action Plans: Bangladesh, Philippines

Eligible countries in Asia Pacific that will require activities that will target areas with low TB case detection or poor treatment outcomes, poor populations (poverty pockets), and/or people with limited access to existing TB case services: China, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu

DEADLINE: 02 APRIL 2019 @ 17:00 Geneva time