About this Project

APCASO, in partnership with the Activists Coalition on TB – Asia Pacific (ACT! AP), with support from the Stop TB Partnership through the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) Rounds 9 and 10 is currently spearheading the The RIGHT TO BREATHE Project beginning August 2020 until December 2022.


To establish an Asia Pacific human rights advocacy agenda that will influence national TB responses and align with the regional and global TB agenda for a rights-based TB response.


  • Support civil society, TB-affected communities, and TB survivors groups in the rollout of the TB and Human Rights Training Manual and in the implementation of their advocacy plans
  • Lead the development of a regional human rights advocacy agenda for the TB response
  • Advocate and influence inclusion of human rights agenda into the regional and national TB responses


TB-affected communities, TB survivors, and civil society taking ownership and leadership in the review of 2018 PD on TB, which will complement ongoing Multisectoral Accountability Framework (MAF) processes at the country level, and demand areas that need to be prioritized.


  • To build and strengthen the capacity of TB-affected communities and civil society to measure the progress of the countries in meeting the human rights-related commitments from the 2018 PD on TB
  • To amplify the results of the community scorecard and build the momentum in preparation for the UN HLM on TB 2023

Project Timeline

Challenge Facility Across the Region

The RIGHT TO BREATHE Project will be supporting civil society and TB-affected community-led organisations in three countries, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Viet Nam, to ensure in-country rollout of the TB and Human Rights, and to implement advocacy activities so that national TB responses adopt rights-based approach to TB.

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