Supplement: Support Services from the World Health Organization (WHO) for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)


Funding Opportunity ID: 293130
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH13-13270401SUPP17
Opportunity Title: Supplement: Support Services from the World Health Organization (WHO) for 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: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The only eligible entity for this supplement is the World Health Organization (WHO).
This purpose of this request is to increase the funding for FOA GH13-1327 between April 1, 2017 and September 29, 2017. Local governments and organizations that PEPFAR supports continuously require updated international standards and technical guidance in the areas of HIV Care and Treatment, PMTCT, Pediatric Care and Treatment, Laboratory, HIV Prevention, Blood Safety, Strategic Information, and capacity building. Development of these standards, tools, and guidelines are critical to build country capacity to provide HIV care and treatment services, prevent new infections, and eliminate the HIV epidemic by 2030 in line PEPFAR 3.0. Given that the purpose of this FOA is to support a framework of interventions to strengthen international standards and technical guidance provided to programs to prevent, control, care, and treat HIV/AIDS, and WHO has served as the normative organization to issue international guidelines and standards, it is critical that this supplement be awarded.
The funding increase is specifically to allow for urgent implementation of the activities under the FY16 PEPFAR and WHO Joint Strategic Framework that have been reviewed at the OGAC level as well as surveillance and data analysis activities in India.
The WHO has the most extensive and established presence in the regions of the world most heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS. No other organization has such an entrenched international presence. As a global health organization comprised of member states, WHO is in a unique position to provide technical assistance to PEPFAR -supported countries as member states have signed on to the WHO Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the follow on new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases (continued on page 5). WHO is the sole organization with the necessary international capacity and global influence to implement the activities listed in this FOA.
Funding was not approved and available at the time of the year four award in September 2016 and therefore funding is being requested for April 2017. The Strategic Framework activities need to be implemented in large part by September 2017 to ensure implementation targets are met as part of the Joint Strategic Framework agreed upon with OGAC under PEPFAR 3.0. If these activities are not implemented by September 2017, WHO risks missing the targets and agreed upon milestones laid out in the Joint Strategic Framework.
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-CGH
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – CGH
Posted Date: Apr 12, 2017
Close Date: Jun 12, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Apr 12, 2017
Award Ceiling: $9,420,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $9,420,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The goal and objectives of the program is to solicit comprehensive and cost-effective technical assistance, capacity building and program implementation expertise for PEPFAR and Global Fund-supported global health activities (with emphasis on but not limited to HIV/AIDS) in the five programmatic areas listed under the purpose section of this FOA. This announcement will also support Global Fund implementing partners in assessing HIV service delivery and will develop technical assistance plans and strategies. This FOA will not provide direct program implementation. Rather, it will provide technical assistance support to PEPFAR and Global Fund implementing partners engaged in program implementation and scale-up activities. This FOA will support HHS/CDC’s efforts to provide high-quality, targeted technical assistance to ensure that the PEPFAR and Global Fund-supported countries have the capacity and necessary technical expertise to assume responsibility for service delivery and adequately respond to their HIV epidemics. While this announcement will address several of the overall program goals and objectives, it will primarily focus on five critical PEPFAR-supported technical areas. Applicants are expected to respond to one or more of the following program areas: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT); HIV Care and Treatment Clinical Services for adults and children; HIV Pediatric Care and Treatment (PEDs); Surveillance and Strategic Information (SI); and Laboratory The overarching purpose of this FOA is to fund activities to prevent or control disease or injury and improve health, or to improve a public health program or service. Recipients may not use funds for research. Certain activities that may require human subjects review due to institutional requirements but that are generally considered not to constitute research (e.g., formative assessments, surveys, disease surveillance, program monitoring and evaluation, field evaluation of diagnostic tests, etc.) may be funded through this mechanism.
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