The purpose of this program build and strengthen in-country capacity for sustainable laboratory networks in PEPFAR-supported countries. The program will focus on: 1) workforce develop through enhanced in-service laboratory training and certification programs; 2) continuous quality improvement by strengthening the laboratory standards, policies and systems,; and; 3) increasing laboratory capacity to perform quality laboratory testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections.
The CDC seeks qualified applications for a 5-year cooperative agreement to fund HIV prevention, care and treatment, lab support and strategic information and surveillance activities in Burma under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This NOFO will focus on technical assistance to key partners in country to build capacity for the implementation and monitoring of Test and Start, differentiated ART service delivery models, linkages to care, viral load scale up and quality control systems.
This NOFO is for technical assistance to the national HIV programs supported by the CDC Central Asia Regional office under PEPFAR. The technical assistance provider will pilot and evaluate new models of service delivery for 1) accelerating antiretroviral treatment (ART) scale up, adherence, and retention 2) HIV case finding and 3) harm reduction among Key Populations (KP) and PLHIV. Successful models of service delivery and electronic monitoring of patient care will be handed over, scaled up, and sustained by host country government by the end of the five year cooperative agreement.
The primary purpose of this NOFO is to provide funding and technical assistance for HIV-focused, household-based surveys in national and subnational general populations of all ages in PEPFAR countries. The secondary purpose is for HIV-focused surveys and size estimation of key and priority populations in PEPFAR-supported countries. These activities serve to assess program impact to inform national and local responses to HIV, mostly located in sub-Saharan Africa.
The purpose of this NOFO is to provide funding and technical assistance for PEPFAR countries to establish HIV recent infection surveillance to detect recent infections, monitor trends in the HIV epidemic, identify hot spots associated with recent HIV transmission, and inform programmatic interventions to reach epidemic control. Point-of-care tests for recent infection distinguish between recent (HIV seroconversion in the last 6 months, on average) and non-recent HIV infection and provide results within minutes.
CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2019 funds for a cooperative agreement for health departments to implement and strengthen STD prevention and control programs. The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to prevent and control three major STDs chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.