Expanding Access to Quality Laboratory Service (EQUALS) in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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Opportunity ID: 319143
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH20-2044
Opportunity Title: Expanding Access to Quality Laboratory Service (EQUALS) in the Kingdom of Lesotho 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: Aug 05, 2019
Last Updated Date: Aug 19, 2019
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Sep 18, 2019
Fiscal Year: 2020
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 $1,500,000 for Year 1, subject to the availability of funds. Lesotho has a generalized HIV epidemic with an estimated 319,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV). Adult prevalence aged 15-59 is 25.6% and incidence among adults is 1.1%. PEPFAR has provided technical support to Lesotho to scale up HIV prevention, care and treatment services and strengthen strategic information and laboratory services to achieve epidemic control. Continuous laboratory support has led to notable progress in diagnostic and monitoring services, yet gaps remain in providing quality laboratory services to meet national demands. This NOFO will expand access and improve quality of laboratory services that directly contribute to achieving HIV epidemic control in Lesotho. Strategies include strengthening laboratory services by supporting implementation of policies and strategic plans and quality management systems towards accreditation. This NOFO will strengthen laboratories that are equipped with the infrastructure, appropriate diagnostic technologies, trained and skilled staff, and information systems that have the capability to provide accurate, reliable, and timely testing services. This NOFO will contribute to achieve the 95-95-95 targets and maintain epidemic control in Lesotho. The recipient will work in collaboration with PEPFAR partners, Ministry of Health (MOH), and other stakeholders to achieve the goals. All activities implemented under this NOFO will follow national policies, strategic plans, and guidelines and priorities of PEPFAR support in Lesotho.
Version: 3
Modification Comments: Updated estimated post date and application due date.





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