Supporting Laboratory Systems Strengthening Activities in Zimbabwe under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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Opportunity ID: 329176
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH21-2145
Opportunity Title: Supporting Laboratory Systems Strengthening Activities in Zimbabwe 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: 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 $12,000,000 for Year 1, subject to the availability of funds. The aim of this NOFO is to build and strengthen systems within the laboratory network in order to ensure universal access to quality diagnostic services for viral load (VL)/ Early Infant Diagnosis (EID)/turberculosis (TB)/sexually transmitted infections (STI) , in a bid to save lives of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and avert new infections under the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Zimbabwe.The specific objectives and key activities include:• Build capacity and expand services for HIV VL/EID/TB/STI testing including point of care (POC) through TA and HRH.• Strengthen Laboratory Information Management system (LIMS) and its integration with other e-health systems. • Implement innovative approaches for CQI in VL/EID/TB/STI testing according to ISO15189 using SLMTA including RT-CQI and Clinic Laboratory Interface.• Strengthen laboratory capacity for HIV/STI/TB/AMR diarrheal disease surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease monitoring, and emerging diseases of public health concern.• Support development of national laboratory policy guidelines and standards.• Support technical assistance to laboratorians and clinicians through training and mentorship. The expected NOFO project period outcomes in summary include:• Universal access to diagnostic testing for HIV VL/EID/TB/STI• Increased access to quality-assured diagnostics and uninterrupted HIV VL/EID/TB/STI testing services in line with appropriate policies and laboratory strategic plans• Improved surveillance system including data driven planning and decision making at national level.
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