Calling all change-makers! Help raise awareness about COVID-19 testing and linkage to treatment and care in your country

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator is a groundbreaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. FIND as co-lead of the Diagnostics Pillar, and Unitaid as co-lead of the Therapeutics Pillar, launched a new request for proposals (RFP). You can also read this RFP document in FrenchSpanish and Portuguese.

This RFP has been launched under the Advocacy, Communications and Community Engagement (ACCE) task force of the Diagnostic Pillar’s Country Support Working Group.

With this RFP they are aiming to create an enabling environment for increased access to and scaled-up use of COVID-19 testing and linkage to treatment in target regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East).

They are looking for partners who can help them to:

  • Increase access and uptake to COVID-19 testing and therapeutics, as they get recommended, through development and implementation of robust and evidence-based advocacy strategies supported by advocacy, literacy and communication materials and initiatives adapted to specific population groups, regional and country contexts 
  • Disseminate and amplify these materials and initiatives through appropriate communication channels to increase prioritization of COVID-19 testing and linkage to treatment in the national pandemic response as well as generate demand for testing and therapeutics within relevant target groups

Does your organization have a proven record of advocacy and awareness-raising in healthcare in LMICs?  They are especially seeking country-level organizations including, but not limited to, health sector implementers, marketing agencies, advocacy organizations, not-for-profits, community-led and civil society organizations (CCSO), and faith-based organizations.

The total budget envelope for this RFP is anticipated to be US$ ~2 million. This amount will be distributed among selected partners with an average award of no less than US$50,000 to a maximum of US$100,000.

To apply, please send your proposal along with appendices/supporting documents to FIND at [] no later than 2 February 2022 at 17h00 CET.

Two applicant webinars (in English) are being organized to provide an overview of the RFP and answer queries (written responses will be sent for queries in French, Spanish and Portuguese). These webinars will take place on 19 January and 20 January.

Note: Applications and supporting materials can be submitted in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Portuguese. If you have any questions on the application or exclusion criteria, please write to