Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention for Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis

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Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention for Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis: More than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from a group of painful and debilitating diseases collectively referred to as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). These diseases disproportionately impact poor, rural, and marginalized populations, and contribute to compromised mental and physical development, childhood malnutrition, reduced school enrollment and performance, and diminished economic productivity. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) focuses on control and elimination of seven NTDs that can be targeted with preventive chemotherapy, including: lymphatic filariasis (LF), blinding trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and three soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH). In addition to causing sickness, several of these diseases can also lead to severe and lifelong morbidity and disability. To address morbidity and disability caused by blinding trachoma and LF, USAID through its NTD Program seeks to award a five-year, $35 million Cooperative Agreement to support countries to increase access to morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) services for blinding trachoma and LF. This activity will provide USAID, the Bureau for Global Health (GH), and the NTD Program with assistance to strengthen MMDP components within national NTD plans and achieve elimination goals for blinding trachoma in countries already supported by USAID's NTD Program. This activity will assist countries in planning, implementing, and monitoring the scale-up of high-quality treatment and care services for affected individuals.
Federal Grant Title: Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention for Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis
Federal Agency Name: Agency for International Development
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SOL-OAA-13-000107
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: Aug 05, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Aug 05, 2013
Posted Date: Jul 08, 2013
Creation Date: Jul 08, 2013
Archive Date: Dec 31, 2013
Total Program Funding: $35,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $35,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
To be eligible for the Cooperative Agreement under this RFA, an organization must: a)Be a U.S. or non-U.S. based non-governmental institution, for-profit, non-profit or private voluntary organization, or consortium of such organizations; b)Have the managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve the results outlined in this RFA; c)The prime recipient or lead organization in the consortium must have a long standing and demonstrated history of providing quality surgical services and the complimenting technical assistance for trachoma.); and, d)Have the capacity to collaborate with other organizations/groups to mobilize resources and disseminate best practices. USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously done business with USAID.
Grant Announcement Contact
Saurabh Vasudeva Agreement Specialist Phone 2025274195

svasudeva@usaid.gov [svasudeva@usaid.gov]

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