The ACCESS Health Philippines team is working in close partnership with Community Health Solutions on a new public private partnership that will bring much needed tuberculosis counseling, screening, diagnostic testing, and treatment to a select city in Metropolitan Manila. The eighteen month pilot project is funded by TB REACH, a funding mechanism under the Stop TB Partnership and supported primarily by Global Affairs Canada, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Indonesian Health Fund.
TB REACH is a multi-lateral funding mechanism primarily supported by Global Affairs Canada, with additional funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development and National Philanthropic Trust. TB REACH provides grants to partners for testing innovative approaches and technologies aimed at increasing the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, decreasing the time to appropriate treatment and improving treatment success rates. It combines fast-track, results-based financing and rigorous, external monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to produce results, so other donor agencies and/or national governments can scale-up successful approaches and maximize their own investments.