Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

USAID Public Health Emergency Management Activity in Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission in Ethiopia (USAID/Ethiopia) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Activity, subject to the availability of funds.

  • The Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) activity aims to reduce morbidity and mortality of Ethiopian citizens related to public health emergencies while ensuring continuity of essential health services (including MNCH) by strengthening the full cycle of public health emergency management: preparedness, response and recovery.
  • The PHEM activity will strengthen individual, community and institutional capacity and resilience to more effectively respond to public health emergencies, specifically to better prevent, prepare, detect and respond to outbreaks or emergencies, and ensure the delivery of essential health services continues. It will improve local leadership and management, coordination, surveillance capacity, planning for identified risk, and outbreak investigation for PHEM. Conscious and deliberate attention to the specific needs and concerns of women and girls during emergencies and outbreaks will be fundamental to all efforts.
  • Objective 1. Leadership of public health emergencies management improved at the local level
  • Objective 2. Woreda capacity to manage relevant public health risks increased (preparedness, response, and recovery)
  • Objective 3. Local Early Warning and Alert Response System (EWARS) and data management capacity strengthened
  • Objective 4. Woreda level core capacity on gender in emergencies (GiE) developed to improve tailored services during and after public health emergencies
  • Objective 5. Innovation Fund for emergencies increased
Funding Information

USAID/Ethiopia intends to award one Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID/Ethiopia intends to provide about US$12 million in total over five years.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted. However, USAID/Ethiopia is targeting new and underutilized partners in accordance with New Partnerships Initiative (NPI).

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By Chala Dandessa

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