Advancing Comprehensive Community-Based HIV Services to Achieve Epidemic Control in Namibia under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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Opportunity ID: 329181
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH21-2153
Opportunity Title: Advancing Comprehensive Community-Based HIV Services to Achieve Epidemic Control in Namibia under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.067
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-CGH
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – CGH
Posted Date: Sep 21, 2020
Last Updated Date: Sep 21, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Nov 30, 2020
Fiscal Year: 2021
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: The Award Ceiling for Year 1 is 0 (none). CDC anticipates an Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding amount of $6,000,000 for Year 1, subject to the availability of funds. PEPFAR Namibia is committed to supporting the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) to implement the current National Strategic Framework (NSF) for HIV/AIDS which aims to achieve epidemic control by 2030. The recipient of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will implement and provide Technical Assistance (TA) for comprehensive community-based HIV services that span the 95-95-95 cascade. The package of services includes targeted HIV case finding, timely linkage to care, adherence and retention in care in all fourteen regions of the country. The recipient will conduct and provide TA for index testing services, treatment support groups for patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and Community Adherence Groups (CAGs). The recipient will implement and provide TA for defaulter tracing services for ART patients who miss appointments to reengage them into care as well as maternal tracing activities, including enrolling pregnant women from the community into antenatal care (ANC), mother-baby follow-ups for HIV+ women and their infants, and ensuring that both receive testing, treatment, and are retained in care. The recipient will implement and provide TA for community-based TB/HIV activities that support patients on tuberculosis preventive treatment (TPT), TB screening and active referral of contacts of TB/HIV co-infected patients. The recipient will use current evidence-based approaches and remain locally relevant and will be available for emergency preparedness.
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