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FY19-FY20 Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program: Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program for PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS 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.
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 BAA provides funding for DHAPP to assist countries where militaries are funded under PEPFAR.
This FOA is a continuously open announcement and will remain open until 4:00 p.m. (PDT), 30 September 2020, unless announced otherwise. Proposals received after this time will not be considered for award.
Areas of Interest
The purpose of this Amendment 01 is to incorporate the following: DHAPP is accepting “Concept Papers” for Colombia: DHAPP – Support HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Venezuelan Migrant Communities as part of the Venezuelan Regional Crisis Response through 31 January 2019.
Venezuela’s ongoing economic crisis has had devastating effects on the country’s health system. Historically Venezuela had one of the most effective HIV programs in the Western hemisphere, but today only 7 percent of Venezuela’s 120,000 PLHIV are virally suppressed, mostly through ad-hoc donations of antiretroviral treatment through NGOs. Available mortality estimates indicate that AIDS-related deaths are up over 100 percent in 2018, with an estimated 30 deaths per day due to lack of treatment. Growing threats of drug resistance and mass migrations out of Venezuela threaten regional health security in the Western hemisphere, making it in the interest of the United States and S/GAC to respond. The US Government has a long history of international collaboration and partnerships in the fight against HIV/AIDS, providing funding, technical assistance, and program support. These collaborations are all contributing to HIV epidemic control.
Venezuela’s internal crisis has also triggered the most significant mass migration in the history of the Western hemisphere. Over 2,000,000 Venezuelans have fled the country over the past two years, many because of a critical lack of medication and health services. An estimated 1.1 million Venezuelans are currently sheltering in Colombia, with populations mostly concentrated along the border regions and near Bogota. The HIV prevalence among this population is currently unknown, though it is estimated to be significant.
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support test and treatment efforts in the Venezuelan migrant communities in Colombia and collaborate with the Colombian military through DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP).
Proposals are requested by any NGO who is currently working in Colombia, including local NGOs to support test and treatment efforts in Venezuelan migrant communities in Colombia and collaborate with the Colombian military through DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP).
All responsible sources from academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations may submit proposals under this FOA. No grants or cooperative agreements may be awarded directly to foreign military establishments. All respondents must demonstrate the active support of the in-country military and the DoD representative in the corresponding U.S. Embassy in the planning and execution of their proposals.