African Union: Call for Proposals to Strengthen Surveillance, Disease Intelligence, and Health Information Exchange

Deadline: 21 September 2018

The Commission of the African Union is seeking proposals to strengthen surveillance, disease information and health information exchange.

The aim and intent of this Call for Proposals is to attract African universities, institutions, and non-governmental organisations that have the capacity to implement the main goal and objectives. Accordingly, the main goal of this Call for Proposals is to strengthen surveillance, disease intelligence, and health information exchange within Africa CDC and among Member States so that ultimately each Member State can effectively prevent, rapidly detect, and resolutely respond to infectious diseases and other  public health threats.


The overall objective of this Call for Proposal is to strengthen surveillance, disease intelligence, and health information exchange within Africa CDC and among Member States so that ultimately each Member State can effectively prevent, rapidly detect, and resolutely respond to infectious diseases and other public health threats.

In meeting the overall objective, Africa CDC will collaborate with grantee recipients to enhance the capacity of the continent to have:

  • An electronic platform for real-time collaborative analysis of public health threats to be used by Africa CDC, Member States, and trusted partners.
  • Event-based surveillance systems in Member States;
  • A strategy and technical requirements for real-time surveillance of the healthcare delivery system.
  • An Africa CDC policy and standards for health information exchange within and between government agencies.
  • Implementation of core activities of Africa CDC’s strategy to address antimicrobial resistance.

Funding Information

The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is USD 3,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • African-owned public and private sector organizations with their headquarters based in Africa.
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing, testing, and implementing electronic health information systems, and preference for organizations with additional experience developing and implementing Wikis and/or microblogging systems or demonstrated ability to partner with such organizations.
  • Organization with demonstrable experience working in several of the 55 Member States of Africa.
  • Organizations with demonstrable experience working with other public health partners such as the WHO and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Bi-lateral agencies such as the Government of China, European Commission (EuropeAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department for International Development (DFID) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD); investment banks, e.g., the World Bank and African Development Bank, and other donor organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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