Kenya Innovation Challenge TB Fund: Finding Missing People with TB in the Communities
Deadline: 17 September 2018
The Ministry of Health, through the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) in collaboration with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, is currently inviting applicants for its Kenya Innovation Challenge TB Fund (KIC-TB) to find missing people with TB in the communities and link them to TB diagnosis and treatment services through innovative strategies.
Kenya Innovation Challenge TB Fund (KIC-TB) is an exceptional opportunity for organisations/groups working with communities in Kenya to show case how innovative and impactful they can be in the national fight against TB.
The objectives of the KIC-TB fund are:
- To identify and screen the target populations for TB in the community.
- To refer those with TB symptoms from the communities for diagnosis in the health facilities.
- To strengthen social accountability and linkages between communities and health facilities.
- To ensure correct documentation and prompt notification of those diagnosed with TB.
- Each innovation has a budget ceiling of US$ 200,000 for the entire implementation period of two years.
- A maximum of 10 innovations will be awarded in the entire country subject to availability of funds.
Key Target Populations
- The target groups for these interventions will be key populations for TB defined as people who are vulnerable, underserved and at-risk of TB illness. The National TB Prevalence survey identified key populations that were found to have a greater burden of TB than the general population as:
- Women > 65 years old
- Age-group 25-34 years
- People living in urban slums.
- In addition to the above populations, the TB programme has also prioritised the following as special populations that require considerable attention in TB prevention and control:
- Health care workers,
- People Living with HIV
- People living or working in congregate settings
- People who are undernourished
- Contacts of TB patients other than household members
- Migrant/mobile populations
- Any other county-based populations that have a high burden of TB and are underserved.
The organisations eligible to apply include: Community Based Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, self-help groups, Faith-Based Organisations, professional associations, academic and research institutions, innovation hubs, social enterprises or private sector organisations.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, please download the pdf Kenya Innovation Challenge TB Fund.