Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 5405
Country/Region: Botswana
Year: 2007
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $2,580,000

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $250,000

07-C0790-HQ GHAI: Technical expertise and Support.

This activity covers the salaries and travel for the technical staff in-country. The funds also support the printing of technical materials and other costs associated with providing support for the programs and activities, including work with the GOB. Also included are costs related to workshops and participation by the technical staff in domestic, regional, and occasionally international meetings deemed necessary for their work. TDY visits by colleagues based in the US at HHS/CDC headquarters are also supported by this activity.

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $50,000

Funding will be used to support CDC-Atlanta Division of TB Elimination staff to provide technical assistance in implementing Botswana National Drug Resistance Survey. Funds will be used for airfare and per diem for three Atlanta-based co-investigators to conduct training, pre-survey testing of data collection instruments and supervise specimen collection, transport and data collection.

Funding for Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $175,000

07-C0990-HQ GHAI Technical expertise and support.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number C0990 (HQ GHAI).

This activity covers the salaries and travel for the technical staff in-country. The funds also support the printing of technical materials and other costs associated with providing support for the programs and activities, including work with the GOB. Also included are costs related to workshops and participation by the technical staff in domestic, regional, and occasionally international meetings deemed necessary for their work. TDY visits by colleagues based in the US at HHS/CDC headquarters are also supported by this activity.

Technical support provided by HHS/CDC through TDY will include the review and adaptation of the couples counseling curriculum to the Botswana situation. Technical support will also cover the piloting by CDC and local partners of prevention with positives "prevention information package" in the VCT, as well as the development of specialized protocols for on-going risk-reduction counseling of discordant couples.

Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $250,000

07-T1290-HQ GHAI: Technical Expertise and Support.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number T1290 (HQ GHAI)

This activity covers the salaries and travel for the technical staff in-country. The funds also support the printing of technical materials and other costs associated with providing support for the programs and activities including work with the GOB. Also included are costs related to workshops and participation by the technical staff in domestic, regional, and occasionally international meetings deemed necessary for their work. TDY visits by colleagues based in the US at HHS/CDC headquarters are also supported by this activity.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $250,000

07-X1390-HQ GHAI: Technical Expertise and Support- SI.

This activity covers the salary of current and one additional staff, technical assistance, travel, and printing of technical materials to provide support for the strategic information/monitoring and evaluation activities including work with the GOB. Costs related to workshops are included in this activity. Funding also covers participation by staff in domestic and international meetings related to their work, and TDY visits by colleagues based in the US in HHS/CDC headquarters. Funds will also support an M&E training and dissemination of M&E information on EP activities in Botswana. Some contractual activities for service data analysis are included in the cost.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $170,000

07-X1490: Technical Expertise and support-HQ GHAI: Human Capacity Development.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number X1490 (HQ GHAI). This activity links to many other activities in this program area (X1401 & X1403 & X1405 & X1407 & X1410 & X1411 & X1412 & X1415).

This activity covers the salaries and travel for the technical staff in-country. The funds also support the printing of technical materials and other costs associated with providing support for the programs and projects, including work with the GOB. Also included are costs related to workshops and participation by the technical staff in domestic, regional, and occasionally international meetings deemed necessary for their work. TDY visits by colleagues based in the US at HHS/CDC headquarters are also supported by this activity.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $250,000

07-X1492: Technical Expertise and Support—Information Technology and Management.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number X1492.

This activity covers the salaries and travel for the technical staff in-country. The funds also support the printing of technical materials and other costs associated with providing support for the programs and projects, including work with the GOB. Also included are costs related to workshops and participation by the technical staff in domestic, regional, and occasionally international meetings deemed necessary for their work. TDY visits by colleagues based in the US at HHS/CDC headquarters are also supported by this activity.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $300,000

07-X1494: Technical Expertise and Support—ADS.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number X1494.

This activity covers the salaries and travel for the technical staff in-country. The funds also support the printing of technical materials and other costs associated with providing support for the programs and projects, including work with the GOB. Also included are costs related to workshops and participation by the technical staff in domestic, regional, and occasionally international meetings deemed necessary for their work. TDY visits by colleagues based in the US at HHS/CDC headquarters are also supported by this activity.

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $885,000

07-X1506 ICASS/Capital Security--CDC.

Capital Security Cost Sharing: In FY 2007 the Botswana estimates for CSCS are $146,844. These charges apply to the total number of existing or authorized positions which occupy USG space. Since CDC staff is housed in Ministry of Health buildings, the CSCS tax only is applied to those in the Embassy who do ICASS work for CDC keeping costs minimal.

ICASS: In FY 2007 the Botswana estimates for ICASS are estimated at $322,541 for CDC.

CDC charges for Embassy support will apply as follows: COST FY 2007 CENTER Subs. FY 2007

CODE Level WKLD

HHS - CDC GLOBAL AIDS PROGRAM (PEPFAR) - 7552.0 Basic Package 6150 1 5 Information Mgmt5458 1 3 Health Services 5624 1 13 General Services 6145 0.6 9.12 Shipment & Customs 6145-0001 1 15.2 Information Mgmt6196 0.6 5 Fin. Mgmt 6225 0.6 1590 Personnel Svc 6445 1 51 STL Res Buildg operation 7850 1 807.5

NEW SPACE: In May 2007 a Staffing for Results (SFR) visit to Botswana took place. One of the recommendations of the SFR team was that the USG PEPFAR team should be consolidated into one office. Another new development in April 2007 was the announcement of the closure of RCSA USAID operations in Botswana. The latter are currently occupying a large Government of Botswana office complex space but are planning to vacate this space by August 2007. The US Ambassador is currently negotiating with Botswana Government to use the vacant building for the USG PEPFAR team. If these negotiations succeed, we anticipate needing USD $300,000 for completing the move of the CDC/GAP team (currently housed in the BOTUSA office) to the new USG PEPFAR building. Funds would be used to buy furniture and do make ready maintenance (painting, security updates, IT networking and satellite infrastructure).

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