Under the 4-year long Unitaid-funded Catalyzing Pediatric TB Innovations (CaP TB) project, EGPAF worked with civil society and communities by providing and implementing advocacy small grants. The small grants were implemented in 10–12-month periods in eight CaP TB project countries and contributed to achieve CaP TB goals. The small grants created tangible change, including:
- Incorporation of systematic screening for paediatric TB in local guidelines (Cameroon)
- Increased media coverage on paediatric TB (Uganda and Kenya)
- Abolition of medical consultation fees for TB diagnosis (DRC)
- Increased district-level budget for paediatric TB activities (Tanzania)
- Community scorecards established to rate TB services (Zimbabwe)
- TB communities mobilised to advocate on paediatric TB, whether through paediatric TB champions (India) or through women in communities (Cameroon)
- Policy papers produced with clear demands from civil society, targeted at Parliamentarians and decision makers (Malawi, DRC, Kenya).