The ‘Improved TB/HIV Prevention & Care – Building Models for the Future’ project aims to improve TB and HIV prevention and care in line with the Global End TB Strategy, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Fast-Track Strategy to End AIDS.

TB remains the leading cause of death for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Of the globally 36.7 million PLHIV, approximately 47% do not have access to treatment, and 30% do not know their status.

Lead partner of the project is KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. To provide greater strength to our interventions, we partnered with three Dutch NGO’s with complimentary skills and expertise: AFEW International, Hivos and PharmAccess. The financing is provided by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) as part of their Global Fund support. We are active in six countries: Nigeria, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Nepal, Indonesia and Swaziland.

The project focuses on system related barriers to quality of care in the non-governmental and private health care delivery sectors, and to remove human rights and gender related access barriers to TB and HIV care and prevention. The aim is to ensure access to affordable quality care for vulnerable and marginalized key affected populations.

Project goals achieved through 3 key approaches/pillars:

The three project pillars correspond to three levels of influence that are being targeted


    Improve TB and HIV prevention and care by strengthening engagement of the non-public sector (private sector and civil society) through creation of replicable and sustainable partnership models.


    Improve Global Fund implementation through quality Long Term Technical Assistance to National
    TB Control Programs to make sure Global Fund grant and National Strategic Plan strategic objectives are met.


    Optimize Global Fund Grant performance through strengthening of Global Fund governance and enhanced TB and HIV policies.

Pillar I: Applied theory of change

Country models

Kazakhstan, Nigeria and the Philippines were selected for Pillar I based on in-country presence, capacities and perceived needs to strengthen
engagement of the non-public sector.

Kazakhstan Model

Nigeria Model

Philippines Model



KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is the world’s leading TB expert organization. Established in 1903, KNCV delivers evidence for policy and technical assistance for impact in TB care and prevention worldwide.

AFEW International provides technical support to and strengthens the capacity of local NGOs and CSOs to improve health care.

HIVOS is an international humanist organization working to end discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of
our planet’s resources.

PharmAccess is an international organization with a digital agenda dedicated to connecting more people in sub-Saharan Africa to better healthcare.