Strengthening the HIV Services Quality Improvement and Quality Management Systems of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, Regional Health Bureaus, and Public Health Facilities under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Building on previous achievements on HIV quality improvement (QI) and quality management (QM) initiatives of CDC-Ethiopia and Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will strengthen HIV QI/QM systems of FMOH, regional health bureaus (RHBs), and scale-up and maintenance of sub-national units and health facilities. The capacity building support of this FOA will be geared toward enhancing leadership, management, and clinical governance capacity of health institutions through technical assistance (TA) to the FMOH, RHBs, academic institutions, and health facilities. This FOA is in alignment with the PEPFAR Quality Strategy released in 2014 and with the FMOH’s healthcare quality priorities, as improving quality of service delivery is one of the strategic objectives of Ethiopia’s Health Sector Development Program (2010/11 – 2014/15). The FMOH has recently launched a 5 year Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP) (2015/16-2019/20), in which excellence in QI and assurance is given a major emphasis and put as one of the strategic themes of the Plan. The FMOH is currently working with CDC and other partners in reviewing the national QI framework. The framework will give major emphasis on HSTP’s main strategies such as patient centered approach, setting standard and regulations, enhancing organizational capacity through training and exchange of experience, building organizational culture which value quality and benchmarking best practice. PEPFAR’s QI strategy’s main components will addressed in this framework.
Application ProcessApplicants must download the SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance, package associated with this funding opportunity from www.grants.gov. If Internet access is not available, or if the online forms cannot be accessed, applicants may call the CDC PGO staff at 770-488-2700 or e-mail PGO PGOTIM@cdc.gov for assistance. Persons with hearing loss may access CDC telecommunications at TTY 1-888-232-6348.