Strengthening Regional Reference Laboratory Capacity in Surveillance, Operational Research and Laboratory Diagnostics in the Central America Region Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

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Strengthening Regional Reference Laboratory Capacity in Surveillance, Operational Research and Laboratory Diagnostics in the Central America Region Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Secretarys Forecast Summary CDC-RFA-PS06-646 CDCs Procurement and Grants Office has published a new funding opportunity entitled, "Strengthening Regional Reference Laboratory Capacity in Surveillance, Operational Research and Laboratory Diagnostics in the Central America Region under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief." $50,000 will be available in FY2006 to fund approximately one award to strengthen the capacity of the Central America Regional Reference Laboratory at the Gorgas Memorial Institute located in Panama City, Panama, to contribute to regional surveillance and analysis to inform strategic planning and decision-making in the area of HIV/AIDS. For complete program details, please see the full announcement on the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/FOAs.htm. The estimated funding date is August 31, 2006.
Federal Grant Title: Strengthening Regional Reference Laboratory Capacity in Surveillance, Operational Research and Laboratory Diagnostics in the Central America Region Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Federal Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-PS06-646
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.067
CFDA Descriptions: GLOBAL AIDS
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2006 Applications must be received by 4:0
Posted Date: Jul 27, 2006
Creation Date: Jul 27, 2006
Archive Date: Sep 27, 2006
Total Program Funding: $50,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants that can apply for this funding opportunity are listed below: Only the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies located in Panama City, Panama may submit an application. The Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies is the only Reference Laboratory in the Central American region with the current infrastructure and adequate staff to provide laboratory training and management support to the network of Central America national laboratories. The Gorgas Memorial Institute was established by law in 1927, and began work at its present location (formerly the School of Medicine) in 1928. The Institute has a distinguished record of research (dengue, malaria, Hantavirus, Chagas, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) with numerous publications and established research collaborations with various renowned research institutions (i.e., HHS National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed Research Center, University of Texas, and University of New Mexico, among others). In August 2004, the HHS/CDC Central America Regional Office conducted an assessment of the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies laboratories and the Central Public Health Reference Laboratory. The assessment found that the Gorgas Institute is well- positioned to serve as the regional reference laboratory because of its rich experience in research and the availability of new technologies in HIV/AIDS laboratory services. The Institute has experience in providing laboratory leadership to national and regional care/treatment, surveillance and research initiatives in Central America; is uniquely organized as a semi-autonomous Government entity in Panama with direct control of budget, procurement, human resources and training; has a solid physical infrastructure that offers ample space for the provision of training; offers strong links to local universities in Central America; has a strong collaborative history with international entities; demonstrates a deep commitment to the regional project from the highest levels of the Panamanian Ministry of Health and Gorgas Institute; has had previous collaborations and protocols for specimen transfer with Copa Airlines, a strong regional carrier; and has a solid national telecommunications infrastructure.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Phone 770-488-2700 pgotim@cdc.gov CDC Procurement and Grants Office
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