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FY19-FY20 Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program: Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program for Non-PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AID Relief) Funded Countries
The United States Government has a long history and extensive network of international collaboration and partnerships in the fight against HIV/AIDS, providing funding, technical assistance, and program support. These collaborations increase the fundamental understanding of HIV transmission and provide an evaluative basis for prevention and intervention success. The current HIV/AIDS epidemic is devastating. Militaries, in particular, have been identified as a high-risk population.
The DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) has successfully engaged over 80 countries in efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among its respective military services. DHAPP is a partner U. S. Government (USG) organization collaborating with the U.S. State Department, Health and Human Services, namely the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Agency for International Development in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Working closely with U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Unified Combatant Commanders, Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, university collaborators, and other nongovernmental organizations, DHAPP assists countries in establishing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs and/or strengthening its capabilities to combat HIV.
DHAPP continues to rely upon the vital support of various partners such as local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including faith-based organizations to implement HIV prevention, care and treatment programs across the globe. A customized plan is needed to assist militaries as they implement HIV/AIDS programs capable of reaching our shared goals for HIV epidemic control.
Applicants for an award should be aware of the specific military’s HIV control activities and propose a plan that builds on military’s activities without duplicating efforts, creating parallel systems, or conflicting activities. DHAPP provides support for military-specific programs. Country HIV programs which fall under authority of the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (O/GAC) are listed at this website: http://www.state.gov/s/gac/. Funds administered by O/GAC require additional certifications as identified in Attachment 2.
DHAPP's goal is to maximize program impact by focusing on the drivers of the HIV epidemic specific to the military and to support the development of interventions and programs that address these issues.
From time to time throughout Fiscal Years 2019-2020, the DHA program office will announce opportunity notices entitled “Call for Concept Papers” soliciting country-specific proposals by providing additional specifics on the work that is needed, program area budgets and an approximation of the available funding.
This FOA is a continuously open announcement and will remain open until 4:00 p.m. (PDT), 30 September 2020, unless announced otherwise.
Areas of Interest
The purpose of this Amendment 01 is to incorporate the following: DHAPP is accepting “Concept Papers” for Multi-Country Support for Laboratory System Strengthening for Sustainable HIV Epidemic Control through 31 January 2019.
Proposals are requested to support Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Gabon, and Liberia to reach sustainable control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the pillars of transparency, accountability, and impact.
Laboratory quality improvement in the military medical services for the countries listed (Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Gabon, Liberia), is at various stages of development. The IP should describe a comprehensive approach suitable for countries that have not begun laboratory quality improvement processes and this can then be modified for countries that are already working towards full ISO certification. The proposal does not need to list country specific details as those will be required to be outlined in detailed work plans, to be made after the award is made.