Accelerating Epidemic Control in Soroti Region in the Republic of Uganda under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support implementation and acceleration of comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs for HIV/AIDS epidemic control in Soroti Region; (Amuria, Bukedea, Kaberamido, Katakwi, Kumi, Ngora, Serere and Soroti districts and all associated municipalities). This will entail implementation of targeted combination prevention HIV services including HIV testing especially among key and priority populations (KP/PP); HIV care and treatment; TB/HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (eMTCT); Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC); services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC); and associated laboratory and strategic information (SI) services through a health systems strengthening approach. Additionally, the successful applicant will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen the technical capacity of Regional Performance Monitoring Teams (RPMTS) and District Health Teams (DHTs) for an effective public health decentralized HIV/AIDS response. Expected outcomes include improved access, coverage and quality of HIV services ensuring 90% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status; 90% of people diagnosed with HIV infection receive antiretroviral therapy (ART); and 90% of those on treatment are virally suppressed.

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2016

Agency Website

Amount

$9,775,895

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

International Opportunities
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 18, 2016