Partnerships and Projects

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Challenge TB

USAID's Challenge TB project is a 5-year cooperative agreement (2015–2019) to accelerate the global fight against TB. Challenge TB advances an integrated approach toward TB prevention and care while matching evidence-based science with innovative approaches to develop country-specific strategies to support National TB Programs in their fight against TB.

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Global Drug Facility

With support from USAID, the Global Drug Facility (GDF) helps ensure manufacturers produce sufficient quantities of second-line drugs to meet the needs of countries as they scale up their TB treatment programs. To date, USAID and the GDF have facilitated increased availability of TB drugs and a 32 percent drop in the price of second-line drug treatments for TB.

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Photo credit: Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals

USAID collaborates with the Johnson & Johnson affiliate, Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, to step up the fight against the health threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, specifically that seen in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Photo credit: Dominic Chavez/World Bank

Promoting the Quality of Medicines Program

USAID’s Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program, implemented by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), is USAID’s response to the growing challenge posed by the proliferation of counterfeit and substandard medicines. By providing technical leadership to developing countries, PQM helps to build local capacity for strengthening drug quality and assurance systems and increasing the supply of quality medicines to priority USAID health programs.

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Mother and son maintain a positive outlook despite both undergoing treatment for MDR-TB, Ukraine. 2016.
Photo credit: Christina McNab. Courtesy of Stop TB.

Stop TB Partnership

As a Stop TB Partnership member, USAID provides funding and technical assistance to more than 40 countries to strengthen the implementation of the Stop TB Strategy and support the expansion of the partnership’s mission through advocacy, communication and social mobilization, delivery of health services, research and development, and community engagement.

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System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services

USAID’s Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program serves more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Oceania. SIAPS enhances countries’ capacity to obtain and distribute high-quality medicines and health technologies and works with local partners to develop strong systems for health financing, human resources, governance, and pharmacovigilance.

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TB Alliance

USAID contributes to the development of new, simpler and faster acting TB drug regimens through a partnership with the TB Alliance. This partnership combines the research and development expertise of the TB Alliance with the skills and resources of partners in multiple sectors to accelerate TB drug development.

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Photo credit: TB Care II


USAID's TB Care II aims to provide global leadership and support to National TB Programs and other stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of TB, TB-HIV co-infection and MDR-TB services while focusing on innovative technological approaches to improve TB case detection and treatment, with a particular emphasis on interventions related to infection control and programmatic management of drug-resistant TB.

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Photo credit: TREAT TB


USAID's Technology, Research, Education and Technical Assistance for Tuberculosis (TREAT TB) Project is a 13-year (2008–2021) cooperative agreement to build a successful TB research partnership model to help stimulate changes in international standards and practice in ways that serve country needs.

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Photo credit: Erly Tatontos/World Bank

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides global leadership on matters critical to TB; develops evidence-based policies and standards for TB prevention, care, and control; and stimulates the creation and dissemination of valuable knowledge related to TB. USAID provides funding to several WHO TB initiatives and works closely with WHO and country partners to implement TB prevention, diagnostic and treatment protocols.

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Last updated: June 03, 2019

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