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.
The necessary skills required for HIV epidemic control in Kenya are not adequately offered during pre-service trainings of health care workers due to delayed alignment of training curricula with emerging health issues. There is also low deployment of graduating health care workers, thus leaving a large skill gap, especially in areas that have traditionally not been the focus of pre-service training such as monitoring and evaluation, health informatics, and epidemiology.
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.
In South Africa, it is estimated that 20% of patients newly initiating anti-retroviral therapy (ART) present late and 10-15% of patients on first line ART are failing treatment, leading to poor retention, especially in the first 12 months of treatment. This NOFO seeks to improve treatment retention and viral load suppression of HIV and TB/HIV co-infected patients through the use of innovative capacity building approaches for health service providers to better manage complicated and unstable HIV and TB/HIV co-infected patients.
The overall purpose of this NOFO is to strengthen activities related to strategic information, program and clinical monitoring and evaluation (M&E). The goal of this NOFO is to provide funding and targeted support to advance strategic information activities including surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, health information systems, and statistical methodologies for HIV and TB, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. This would ensure efficient patient management, M&E, measure impact, and accountability assessments for PEPFAR prioritized countries.
In light of ongoing high levels of vertical transmission in Mozambique, the recipient(s) will support Mozambique’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to fully scale the recently revised Mentor Mother Strategy, which formalizes a system of peer based case management for HIV positive pregnant and breastfeeding women (PBFW).
This project will have an important role in the attainment of PEPFAR and UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals in the Republic of South Africa. In alignment with World Health Organization (WHO) health system building blocks, activities will reflect the South African National Department of Health’s priorities in human resources for health (HRH), service delivery, information systems, and leadership and governance for sustainable results.
PEPFAR's focus of prioritizing two regions in Vietnam to achieve 90:90:95 goals in 2020 and simultaneously gradual shift away from direct service delivery (DSD) support for Vietnam poses significant challenges and opportunities for the country in sustaining the national response to the HIV epidemic.
Globally, Tuberculosis (TB) causes one third of all HIV-related deaths. The TB/HIV collaborative activities that decrease TB among PLHIV when combined with ART include TB screening, TB preventive therapy, and TB infection control. In the Central America Region, there is no integration of TB and HIV programs: gaps remain in TB/HIV collaborative activities, registries are incomplete and inaccurate, and many health care workers (HCW) have limited experience in TB/HIV care and treatment.
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 (HZs) in Kinshasa province.