The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is seeking applications for its Sustainable, Innovative, and Agile Community and Facility HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Services for Epidemic Control among all Populations in Zimbabwe under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
This NOFO aims to support Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in the provision of innovative and sustainable HIV prevention, testing, counseling, treatment, monitoring, care, support, and retention. It targets all populations, including priority populations (PPs), key populations (KPs), and other sub-populations to achieve 95-95-95 goals (95% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status, 95% of known PLHIV on treatment, and 95% of those on treatment virally suppressed). Supported prevention activities include dissemination of health information and education, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and other HIV bio-medical prevention interventions. Collaboration with other partners to support Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) program and services for KPs and PPs is expected.
Goals and Priorities
Goals and priorities include the following:
- Reducing the prevention and treatment gaps for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), children, and key populations (KP);
- Strengthening national and local programmatic, financial, and community leadership;
- Designing new partnerships with key private, public, and multi sector entities that can complement existing programs and expand reach;
- Utilizing the PEPFAR platform for broader disease surveillance and public health programming, consistent with the PEPFAR legislative and funding authority;
- Investing in the scale-up of cutting edge behavioral, and implementation science to bend the curve on new infections;
- 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, use, and share 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.
- Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $30,000,000
- Total Period of Performance Length: 5 year(s)
- Approximate Average Award: $30,000,000 Per Budget Period
- Budget Period Length: 12 month(s)
- Government Organizations:
- 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
- Ministries of Health
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