Strengthening Regional and Community Health Systems through Support for Field Epidemiology in Tanzania under the Presiden's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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Strengthening Regional and Community Health Systems through Support for Field Epidemiology in Tanzania under the Presiden's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): Tanzania is faced with a challenge of inadequate human resources for health (HRH), especially outside of large cities. Specifically, skills are needed to collect, analyze and manage disease and risk factor data so that this information can be used for decision making. It is estimated that Tanzania needs 225 epidemiologists (1 per 200,000 population) but currently has less than 20% of these, most of which are located at the national level. In order for Tanzania to meet its obligations for core surveillance and response, as specified in the International Health Regulations (IHR), well-trained field epidemiologists are needed. These surveillance and response capacities are needed to manage and plan HIV and AIDS, TB, malaria and other communicable and non-communicable disease programs, as well as to evaluate public health programs to inform, improve, and target appropriate health interventions. These needs are critical at the regional, district, facility and community levels where disease cases are registered, reported and collated. The first Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (TFELTP) was launched in 2008 and started to provide needed capacity at the national and regional level. This program has grown with support from other donors and with direct government assistance. The existing TFELTP program consists of basic (3 months) and advanced (2 years) training.
Federal Grant Title: Strengthening Regional and Community Health Systems through Support for Field Epidemiology in Tanzania under the Presiden's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Federal Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH15-1585
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.067
CFDA Descriptions: Global AIDS
Current Application Deadline: Oct 10, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Oct 10, 2014
Posted Date: August 26th, 2014
Creation Date: Aug 26, 2014
Archive Date: Nov 9, 2014
Total Program Funding: $0
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $450,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
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 FOA are listed below:

Government Organizations:
• National Ministries of Health
• State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, 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) .
• American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized)
• Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States)

Non-government Organizations:
• American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations
• Alaska Native health corporations
• Tribal epidemiology centers
• Urban Indian health organizations
• Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
• Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
• Research institutions (that will perform activities deemed as non-research)

Colleges and Universities

Community-based organizations

Faith-based organizations

For-profit organizations (other than small business)

Hospitals

Small, minority, and women-owned businesses

All Other eligible organizations
Grant Announcement Contact
CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section Phone 770-488-2700
PGO TIMs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 770-488-2756
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