Expanding Access to Quality Laboratory Service (EQUALS) in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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Expanding Access to Quality Laboratory Service (EQUALS) in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): The Award Ceiling for Year 1 is 0 (none). CDC anticipates an Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding amount of $1,500,000 for Year 1, subject to the availability of funds. Lesotho has a generalized HIV epidemic with an estimated 319,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV). Adult prevalence aged 15-59 is 25.6% and incidence among adults is 1.1%. PEPFAR has provided technical support to Lesotho to scale up HIV prevention, care and treatment services and strengthen strategic information and laboratory services to achieve epidemic control. Continuous laboratory support has led to notable progress in diagnostic and monitoring services, yet gaps remain in providing quality laboratory services to meet national demands. This NOFO will expand access and improve quality of laboratory services that directly contribute to achieving HIV epidemic control in Lesotho. Strategies include strengthening laboratory services by supporting implementation of policies and strategic plans and quality management systems towards accreditation. This NOFO will strengthen laboratories that are equipped with the infrastructure, appropriate diagnostic technologies, trained and skilled staff, and information systems that have the capability to provide accurate, reliable, and timely testing services. This NOFO will contribute to achieve the 95-95-95 targets and maintain epidemic control in Lesotho. The recipient will work in collaboration with PEPFAR partners, Ministry of Health (MOH), and other stakeholders to achieve the goals. All activities implemented under this NOFO will follow national policies, strategic plans, and guidelines and priorities of PEPFAR support in Lesotho.
Federal Grant Title: Expanding Access to Quality Laboratory Service (EQUALS) in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Federal Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control - CGH (HHS-CDC-CGH)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH20-2044
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.067
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 10th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: March 10th, 2020
Posted Date: January 8th, 2020
Creation Date: January 8th, 2020
Archive Date: April 9th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $0
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 6th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Emily Dale
dln6@cdc.gov
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