Strengthening Clinical Services for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Central America under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Central America (CA) is concentrated with low prevalence among the adult population but high prevalence among key populations, including men who have sex with men, transgender women (male to female), sex workers, and certain ethnic groups, such as the Garifuna. Of 131,000 PLHIV estimated in the region, approximately 42,000 (32%) were reported in treatment in 2014. In alignment with the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations, as well as the Central America Partnership Framework (PF) and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator’s “Sustainability Planning Guidance Document: Advancing Country Ownership in PEPFAR III”, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) prioritizes support for concrete efforts that assist ministries of health in CA to strengthen clinical services for PLHIV, including e-learning, in-service trainings, and case study discussions among health care providers on opportunistic infection diagnosis, management of antiretroviral therapy (ART) outcomes, and strategies to improve adherence in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Deadline: Oct. 5, 2016

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Amount

$500,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

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

External Deadline

October 5, 2016