Building Sustainable Health Systems and Laboratory Services in Cote d’Ivoire under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)


Opportunity ID:329273
Opportunity Number:CDC-RFA-GH21-2151
Opportunity Title:Building Sustainable Health Systems and Laboratory Services in Cote d'Ivoire under the 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:Oct 01, 2020
Last Updated Date:Oct 01, 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:1
Description:The Award Ceiling for Year 1 is 0 (none). CDC anticipates an Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding amount of $3,000,000 for Year 1, subject to the availability of funds. The NOFO will support Ivorian laboratory institutions and provide necessary interventions to achieve HIV epidemic control. This NOFO will complement PEPFAR clinical and community program interventions by increasing and sustaining access to quality laboratory services for all HIV patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in order to improve clinical outcomes and reduce new infections and HIV-associated morbidity and mortality in Côte d’Ivoire. Activities will consist of direct site support or technical assistance (TA), focusing on 5 strategies:•Coordinate the national specimen transportation system•Strengthen the national laboratory workforce, laboratory professional network, and lab-clinical interface•Integrate the laboratory management information system (LMIS) with the national health management information system (HMIS) to provide high quality laboratory and patient information across systems•Strengthen national laboratory policies and institutions and improve adherence to national guidelines•Implement Quality Management Systems (QMS) in all laboratory networks to increase the number of labs, points of care (POC), and voluntary counseling and testing sites (VCT) providing quality services The recipient will provide support and TA to the national public health laboratory (NPHL), HIV/AIDS program (PNLS), HMIS directorate (DIIS), district health teams, and PEPFAR implementing partners (IPs). The scope of the NOFO is nationwide with a focus on 60 PEPFAR-supported health districts.

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