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USAID REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: THE TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH PROGRAM

The United States Government, represented by the Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Health Bureau (GH), Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition (HIDN), is proposing to enter into a Cooperative Agreement for the implementation of the Technologies for Health activity specifically described in the RFA. For this purpose, USAID is seeking applications from eligible institutions as described in the RFA.

USAID seeks to establish up to two five-year competitively awarded Cooperative Agreements issued under this RFA with a combined total of $50 million over the 5-year implementation period (2011 – 2016). A cost share minimum amount of 5% of the cooperative agreement is required by the Prime and/or its Sub-recipients under this RFA.

The Technologies for Health Program also advances the US Foreign Assistance Framework objective of Investing in People under the Health Program Area, and may include work under all nine Program Elements of the Investing in People health program area given below as well as other elements not yet anticipated:

HIV/AIDS; Tuberculosis; Malaria; Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats; Other Public Health Threats; Maternal and Child Health (MCH); Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH); Water Supply & Sanitation; and Nutrition

USAID anticipates that a significant focus of the Technologies for Health Program will be on maternal and child health, infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS), family planning and reproductive health, and activities related to health systems strengthening, a key cross-cutting priority.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Cooperative Agreement under this RFA, an organization must:

a. Be a U.S.-based institution, for-profit, non-profit or private voluntary organization or consortium of such organizations registered with USAID, including research organizations, universities, developing countries institutions and partners, and relevant special interest associations.

b. Agree to work with and hire individuals who have the technical expertise to contribute to the accomplishment of the RFA’s objective and results.

c. Have managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve the results outlined in this RFA.

Geographic Coverage

This project is expected to operate worldwide. Identification and development of new technologies may take place wherever opportunities and capacity to undertake them exists, in line with USAID’s strategic priorities

Priority will be given to technologies and tools geared towards use in low-resource settings within countries, activities, and high need populations targeted by USAID health sector programming.

Last date for receiving the applications is June 6, 2011

For further information and details, please visit the link , and search by funding opportunity number for RFA-OAA-11-000009.

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