Implementation of Programs for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire under PEPFAR
The Centers for Disease Control has annnounced the applications for the Implementation of Programs for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to build on previous PEPFAR support under the HHS/CDC HIV treatment program to ensure continuity of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to an existing pool of clients receiving HIV/AIDS care, and/or treatment.
The program will also continue expanding access to HIV/AIDS services while building the capacity of national structures and contributing to sustainable service delivery within the health sector in Côte d’Ivoire.
Goals and Priorities
Achieving primary prevention of HIV infection through activities such as expanding confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence-based behavioral change and building programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission;
Improving the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and related opportunistic infections by improving STI management; enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity and the care and treatment of opportunistic infections; interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including tuberculosis (TB); and initiating programs to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART);
Strengthening the capacity of countries to collect, use, and share surveillance data and manage national HIV/AIDS programs by expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease monitoring, and HIV screening for blood safety; and
Developing, validating, and/or evaluating public health programs to inform, improve, and target appropriate interventions, as related to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB, and opportunistic infections.
The expected number of awards is 2-4.
Average One Year Award Amount: $20,000,000
Total Period of Performance Length: 5
Increased HIV case finding, testing, linkage and treatment for targeted sub-populations of PLHIV
Increased knowledge and skills of HCW on KP and the provision of DREAMS and OVC programs, for AGYW, and infected/affected children/adolescents
Increased identification of gender-based violence cases and linkage to post-violence care
Increased index testing for all biological children and siblings (<19 years with unknown HIV status) of HIV+ mothers
Increased identification and timely remediation of ART sites with poor treatment continuity for adult and pediatric sub populations
Increased identification and timely remediation of PMTCT sites and other ART sites with poor VLC and VLS
Increased adherence to national testing and ART guidelines and SOPs for targeted PLHIV sub populations by HCW
Increased yield from family testing and reduced undiagnosed children among HIV infected adults
Increased access to PrEP among KP, AGYW and adolescent PBFW
Increased comprehensive, multi-sectoral package of core interventions for AGYW, OVC, and other vulnerable populations
Increased treatment linkage and treatment continuity among HIV infected children
Sustained solutions of treatment barriers for adult and pediatric sub populations
Sustained implementation of best practices of POC VL use in all PEPFAR supported health districts
Increased identification, linkage to treatment, and ARV initiation for targeted PLHIV sub-populations in all PEPFAR supported health districts
Increased service access for AGYW
Increased treatment continuity for adult and pediatric sub-populations
Increased VLC and VLS among PLHIV, including PBFW, infants, and children and KP
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)
American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations
Ministries of Health
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335260