Construction of a Regional Reference Laboratory in Leribe

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Construction of a Regional Reference Laboratory in Leribe: Construction of New Regional Reference Laboratory adjacent to Motebang Hospital in Leribe, support laboratory infrastructure development and increase access to quality-assured diagnostic and patient monitoring tests under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The demand for testing services has doubled in recent years due to the increased in burden of HIV/TB co-epidemics, the expansion of the ART services and the need for increased culture and drug-sensitivity testing (DST). The Regional Laboratory will provide a safe and appropriate work environment to increase its general testing capacity and expand the range of specialty testing including microbial/TB culture and DST, patient monitoring and specialized molecular testing (early infant diagnosis and viral load assays). The Regional Reference Laboratory will serve as a regional reference testing center in the adjoining districts. It will improve quality of testing services, support operational research and trainings.
Federal Grant Title: Construction of a Regional Reference Laboratory in Leribe
Federal Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH12-1252
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.067
CFDA Descriptions: Global AIDS
Current Application Deadline: May 16, 2012
Original Application Deadline: May 21, 2012
Posted Date: Mar 23, 2012
Creation Date: Mar 30, 2012
Archive Date: Jun 20, 2012
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
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
The only eligible applicant that can apply for this funding opportunity is the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW). The MOHSW is the governmental agency responsible for safeguarding public health in Lesotho. The MOHSW has been mandated by the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho (GOL) with the responsibility for maintaining a national laboratory system and providing decentralized and integrated laboratory services throughout the country. This responsibility is carried out by the Directorate of Laboratory services of the MOHSW.
Grant Announcement Contact
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Procurement and Grant Office (PGO) E-mail: Phone: 770-488-2700 []
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