Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2007 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 5406
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: $4,317,292

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $275,000

07-P0190-P: Technical Expertise and Support

Activity links with all activities under PMTCT.

This activity covers the salaries and travel for the technical HHS/CDC/BOTUSA staff in-country. There are a total of eight HHS/CDC/BOTUSA staff working in the PMTCT section. Six of them are based in Francistown where they carry out operational research, while two are at the BOTUSA headquarters in Gaborone. An example of the operational research is the successful pilot of Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV in infants using DBS and DNA PCR. The result of the pilot has led to the decision by the MOH to roll out the program countrywide.

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 Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $231,812

07-P0290-P: 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 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 Biomedical Prevention: Blood Safety (HMBL): $75,000

07-P0390-P: Technical Expertise and Support.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number P0390.

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 Government of Botswana. 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 Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $215,695

07-P0590-P: 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 programs, 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: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $85,000

07-C0690-P: 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 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 Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $350,000

07-C0707-P: HHS/CDC/BOTUSA TB Section

This activity will provide care, preventive therapy and appropriate service referrals for 2,000 adult PLWHA as part of an ongoing HHS/CDC/BOTUSA project. These individuals will be seen on at least a monthly basis and they will receive regular checkups by registered nurses. Each will be provided 6 months of IPT; eligible patients will be linked to services providing ARV treatment and CPT. Patients will be regularly screened for adverse effects of medications and symptoms of opportunistic infections. Referrals to HIV support groups, alcohol dependence counseling, psychiatric support, and PMTCT services will be made as appropriate. Health education will be provided to all patients about living with HIV-infection, and about HIV services available to them. Specific Outcomes: Referrals for ARV treatment and CPT will be provided to approximately 1,000 PLWH. Quality care through at least monthly check ups will be provided to reduce morbidity and mortality. Data from these services will also be used to inform the ongoing National Comprehensive HIV Program

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $15,000

07-C0790-P: 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: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $25,000

07-C0890-Local base: Technical Expertise and Support.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number C0890 (local base).

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 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 Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $30,000

07-C0990-Local: Technical expertise and support.

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

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 Treatment: ARV Drugs (HTXD): $15,000

07-T1090 -P: Technical Expertise and Support.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number T1090 (post).

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 Government of Botswana. 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 Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $400,000

07-T1190-P: Technical Expertise and Support.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number T1190 (post).

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 Government of Botswana. 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 Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $100,000

07-T1290-P: Technical Expertise and Support.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number T1290 (post).

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): $207,000

07-X1390-Post: 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): $40,000

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

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number X1490 (post). 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): $36,000

07-X1491: Technical Expertise and Support—Workplace.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number X1491. This activity links to the following: X1408 & X1409 & X1414.

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): $100,000

07-X1493-P: Technical Expertise and Support—Communications and Media.

This activity has USG Team Botswana Internal Reference Number X1493 (post). This activity links to the following: X1413.

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): $2,116,785

07-X1501-P CDC Management-administration.

These funds support local management and staffing costs including salaries, travel costs, training; utilities and telecommunications for sites in Gaborone and Francistown; space, leases and warehousing; security services; IT and network support; equipment (printers, graphics, computers, fax, video conference etc.) and maintenance contracts; motorpool and supplies; printing, supplies and associated operational costs. Various monitoring and evaluation strategies including budget tracking are carried out. Budget allocations are assessed against priorities in the plan and spending is realigned as needed.

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