Building and Improving Integrated Laboratory Capacity and Quality Services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 5th, 2023
Close Date
February 20th, 2024
Total Funding
$0.00
Award Ceiling
$0.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
2
Opportunity No.
CDC-RFA-GH-24-0073

Agency

Centers for Disease Control - CGH (HHS-CDC-CGH)

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted

Funding Category

Health

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Centers for Disease Control - CGH is offering a federal grant opportunity titled "Building and Improving Integrated Laboratory Capacity and Quality Services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)". This grant aims to access quality assured diagnostics and laboratory services critical for the effective diagnosis, treatment, and management of HIV and other HIV-related diseases, including TB. The grant focuses on building laboratory capacity and improving the provision of HIV testing activities in all PEPFAR-supported health zones in DRC. Activities include implementing the rapid test continuous quality improvement (RT-CQI) program, scaling up HIV VL and Infant Virologic Testing/Early Infant Diagnosis (IVT/EID) testing, and strengthening HIV/AIDS diagnostics capacity and quality management system (QMS). Applicants should have knowledge of PEPFAR regulations and the ability to work in the DRC context. The close date for electronically submitted applications is February 20, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET. For more information, contact Emily Dale at pepfarfoas@cdc.gov.

Description

The Award Ceiling for Year 1 is 0 (none). CDC anticipates an Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding amount of $3,500,000 for Year 1, subject to the availability of funds. To achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 95-95-95 targets in DRC, laboratory and diagnostic networks must be established and operationalized; therefore, this NOFO aims to access quality assured diagnostics and laboratory services which are critical to the effective diagnosis, treatment, and management of HIV and other HIV-related diseases, including TB.PEPFAR DRC-supported laboratory and integrated diagnostic network strengthening efforts have led to improved access to quality diagnostic and client monitoring services; however, efforts are needed to improve viral load (VL) coverage and suppression and to increase laboratory capacity. The PEPFAR DRC strategy includes continuous quality improvement (CQI) and strengthening the laboratory capacity within the country to reduce HIV/AIDS impact as a public health threat by 2030.This NOFO will focus on building laboratory capacity and improving the provision of HIVtesting activities in all PEPFAR-supported health zones in DRC. Activities will include the implementation of the rapid test continuous quality improvement (RT-CQI) program, scaling up of HIV VL and Infant Virologic Testing/Early Infant Diagnosis (IVT/EID) testing and strengthening of HIV/AIDS diagnostics capacity and quality management system (QMS). Applicants should have knowledge of PEPFAR regulations and the ability to work in the DRC context and maintain a presence in-country to meet the needs described in this NOFO.

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Title
Type
Grant