Capacity Building for National Immunization Programs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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Funding Opportunity ID: 331641
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH21-2105
Opportunity Title: Capacity Building for National Immunization Programs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.318
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: Feb 19, 2021
Close Date: Apr 20, 2021 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm ET on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Feb 19, 2021
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The purpose of this NOFO is to strengthen capacity and performance of national immunization programs in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) to achieve regional vaccine preventable disease (VPD) control, elimination and eradication targets (i.e., polio eradication, measles and rubella elimination), reduce VPD-related morbidity and mortality, and address emerging public health threats such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Recipient will strengthen the capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to VPDs s in EMR countries, including immunization service delivery, comprehensive VPD surveillance, and capacity needed to prepare for, detect, and respond to VPD outbreaks . The recipient will develop and implement targeted strategies to improve access to and coverage among high-risk un- and under-immunized populations. The recipient will also work to foster immunization program sustainability (i.e., evidence-based decision making through National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs), immunization safety, and workforce capacity), and advance program evaluation to innovate for increased immunization program impact (i.e., identify and address key immunization program challenges, use of evidence to guide immunization policy). This work will be critical to control of COVID19 and lay the groundwork for coronavirus vaccine introduction. This agreement may also support activities to address other global health priorities in line with CDC goals.
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