This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) supports the acceleration of a comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment program to achieve HIV epidemic control in selected Health Zones (HZ) in Haut- Katanga province.
Laboratory services, and their networks, are fundamental components of effective, well-functioning health systems and are essential for patient management, disease detection and control, and surveillance. This NOFO will support Mozambique’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen the integrated national laboratory network in order to ensure the provision of quality services for clinical diagnosis, screening, and surveillance in support of HIV care and treatment and the achievement of an AIDS free generation.
HIV/AIDS remains the most pressing health problem and leading cause of death in South Africa. Despite high coverage levels for HIV/AIDS services, South Africa has not achieved epidemic control. Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) aged 15-19 have an HIV prevalence rate eight times higher than boys of the same age. Prevalence rises dramatically as young women get older, from 5.6% among 15 to 19 year olds to 17.4% among 20-24 year olds.
Zimbabwe has a generalized HIV epidemic with an estimated 1.4 million people living with HIV (PLHIV). Adult prevalence aged 15-49 is 14.0%, down from 18.1% in 2015. Incidence among adults is 0.47%, and the 18-month mother to child transmission (MTCT) rate is 6.74%. However, testing, treatment, and viral suppression coverage all lag behind the 95-95-95 targets. Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) has highlighted human resource challenges across the continuum of service delivery.
The goal of this NOFO is to improve performance of HIV and TB key indicators and programmatic areas by providing technical assistance (TA) using Quality Improvement (QI) methodologies to PEPFAR South Africa’s implementing partners (IPs) and the South African Government’s (SAG) National, Provincial, and District Departments of Health (DOH).
Access to quality assured diagnostics and laboratory services is critical to the effective diagnosis, treatment, and management of HIV and other HIV-related diseases, including TB. Achieving the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets requires establishment and operationalization of laboratory and diagnostic networks.PEPFAR DRC supported laboratory and integrated diagnostic network strengthening efforts have led to improved access to the quality diagnostic and patient monitoring services. The data reports show improved viral load (VL) coverage from 27% to 56% in FY16 and FY17 and 75% suppression rate.
This notice solicits applications for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to provide direct financial assistance to an eligible metropolitan area (EMA) or a transitional grant area (TGA) that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic. Grant funds assist eligible jurisdictions to develop or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income people living with HIV (PLWH) through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds.