DHHS-CGH: Supporting Strategic Information Activities in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Deadline: 3 September 2018

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control is seeking applications for “Support of Strategic Information Activities in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief” to promote evidence-based decision making for an AIDS-Free generation by monitoring data quality at the site-level and collecting, analyzing and disseminating data at all levels.

This NOFO is aligned with the overall PEPFAR sustainability plan and the goal of achieving one national SI system. It is designed to strengthen the alignment of CDC-supported activities to the Lesotho National HIV Strategic Plan and MOH strategic goals.

Objectives

NOFO objectives are to:

  • Improve capacity of M&E systems to oversee data quality and data use for decision making (including capacity building of M&E staff);
  • Enhance district-led and nationally supported evidence-based programming (triangulating data from multiple data sources);
  • Improve the understanding of HIV burden, incidence, loss to follow-up, linkages, and referral services across interventions (95-95-95) and facilities;
  • Support regular updates to DHIS2 and electronic registers (including use of unique identifiers) to reflect changes to MOH and/or PEPFAR indicators;
  • Improve and/or develop interoperability of DHIS2 with other data systems in country

Goals

  • Achieving primary prevention of HIV infection through activities such as expanding confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence based behavioral change and building programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission;
  • Improving the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related opportunistic infections by improving STI management; enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity and the care and treatment of opportunistic infections; interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including tuberculosis (TB); and initiating programs to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART);
  • Strengthening the capacity of countries to collect and use surveillance data and manage national HIV/AIDS programs by expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease monitoring and HIV screening for blood safety; and
  • Developing, validating and/or evaluating public health programs to inform, improve and target appropriate interventions, as related to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and opportunistic infections.

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $1,300,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Government Organisations
    • State governments or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia)
    • Local governments or their bona fide agents
    • Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
    • State controlled institutions of higher education
    • American Indian or Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized)
  • Non-government Organizations
    • American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations
  • Other
    • Ministries of Health

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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