Grants to strengthen Public Health Laboratory Systems in the Republic of Cameroon under PEPFAR

Partagez et envoyez cette annonce à vos amis !

Grants to strengthen Public Health Laboratory Systems in the Republic of Cameroon under PEPFAR


Deadline: 22-Feb-22

The Centers for Disease Control is offering grants to Strengthen Public Health Laboratory Systems in the Republic of Cameroon under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

This NOFO will focus on technical assistance and support to sustain indigenous laboratory capacity in Cameroon to: improve access to quality laboratory diagnostics; increase capacity for HIV Proficiency Testing (PT); strengthen referral networks; train and mentor laboratorians and Quality Corps (Q-Corps) who are science college graduates and serve as volunteers to increase HR capacity and scale-up rapid HIV testing continuous quality improvement (RTCQI) activities; and support development and implementation of Laboratory Information Systems. To accomplish these goals and institutionalize policies and activities to ensure the quality of diagnosis, there will be collaboration with the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) and the Department of Pharmacy, Drugs and Laboratories.

The purpose of this NOFO is to build upon previous and current achievements to ensure patient access to quality-assured conventional and POC HIV-related laboratory and diagnostic services and test results with a specific emphasis on EQA, PT, RTCQI, LCQI, and related programs. In addition, this NOFO will establish and support the qualified, competent, and certified laboratory workforce required for accurate and timely diagnosis and monitoring of HIV, TB, and other HIV-related infections in the context of integrated diagnostic networks.

Funding Information
Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $5,000,000
Approximate Average Award: $5,000,000 Per Budget Period
Total Period of Performance Length: 5 year(s)
Estimated Award Date: September 30, 2022
Budget Period Length: 12 month(s)
Eligibility Criteria
Government Organizations
State governments or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia)
Local governments or their bona fide agents
Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau
State controlled institutions of higher education
American Indian or Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized)
Non-government Organizations
American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations
Other
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335372