Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 10746
Country/Region: Vietnam
Year: 2009
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $2,126,326

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $23,733

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with MTCT staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15377

Continued Associated Activity Information

Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds

System ID System ID

15377 9382.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $35,000

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.01:

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $135,444

TRANSACTIONAL SEX ASSESSMENT: $75,000

In FY08, CDC will lead a rapid assessment of transactional sex practices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

This assessment will provide a better understanding of different forms of sex work in Vietnam and

recommendations for improving sex work programming.

FY09 funds will be used to support the dissemination of the assessment findings and improve CSW

programming within PEPFAR and other programs funded by other donors. In particular, workshops will be

held at national and provincial levels to 1) discuss implications of the assessment findings; 2) develop

strategies to improve the reach to individuals engaging in most risky sexual behaviors, particularly CSW

who engage in drug use; and 3) design interventions tailored to the needs of this population. Approximately

300 individuals, including program managers, community outreach workers, and relevant government

authorities, will be key participants in the workshops. Based on the assessment findings and outcomes of

the workshops, the PEPFAR team will assist MOH/VAAC to revise existing CSW-targeted outreach training

curricula and put forward a training plan that benefits outreach workers across the programs.

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS: $60,444

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with MTCT staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15837

Continued Associated Activity Information

Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds

System ID System ID

15837 15837.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $107,902

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Emphasis Areas

Human Capacity Development

Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Human Capacity Development $75,000

Public Health Evaluation

Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery

Food and Nutrition: Commodities

Economic Strengthening

Education

Water

Table 3.3.03:

Funding for Prevention: Injecting and Non-Injecting Drug Use (IDUP): $52,396

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with IDUP staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.06:

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $190,057

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with HBHC staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.). Such costs also include

those allowable expenses associated with the assignment of US direct hire HBHC staff such as housing,

utilities, education allowances and benefits, etc.

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.08:

Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $86,522

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with HTXS staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.). Such costs also include

those allowable expenses associated with the assignment of US direct hire HTXS staff such as housing,

utilities, education allowances and benefits, etc.

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.09:

Funding for Care: Pediatric Care and Support (PDCS): $10,994

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with PDCS staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.10:

Funding for Treatment: Pediatric Treatment (PDTX): $10,994

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with PDTX staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.11:

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $25,802

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with HVTB staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.12:

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $10,594

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with HKID staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.13:

Funding for Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $21,428

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with HVCT staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.14:

Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $199,689

ACTIVITY 1: $176,689

Each year CDC provides funding for the purchase of Laboratory Test Kits as a contribution to the Lab

program. These lab kits are not available in Vietnam thus making it difficult for PEPFAR partners to

purchase them. Note that only 50% of the cost of these test kits is provided in this activity. The remaining

balance is in a GAP-funded CDC mechanism.

This activity also supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of

post held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with HBHC

staff related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.). Such costs also include

those allowable expenses associated with the assignment of US direct hire HBHC staff such as housing,

utilities, education allowances and benefits, etc.

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

ACTIVITY 2: $23,000

This is a new activity supported with unallocated funding.

HIV diagnostic testing in Vietnam is currently not standardized or systematic; a variety of different rapid

tests and ELISA tests are used for screening and confirmatory testing across the country. The Vietnam

Ministry of Health is concerned about this situation and has turned to PEPFAR-Vietnam to support the

evaluate HIV rapid tests. In FY08 an HIV rapid test kit evaluation protocol (based on using internationally

accepted guidelines) was developed and approved by the Government of Vietnam and CDC-IRB. This

evaluation is structured to allow for participation from all relevant stakeholders both inside and outside the

government of Vietnam and will serve as a tool for building trust for the use of HIV rapid tests. Ideally it will

also lead to consensus for a single national algorithm.

The Government of Vietnam is also interested in evaluating HIV confirmatory diagnostic test kits, enzyme-

linked immunosorbant assays (ELISA). In the current testing environment in Vietnam it is appropriate to

evaluation which tests perform best in the Vietnam environment and limit the number of ELISA tests used

nationally. This is an easy add-on to the current rapid test evaluation; the same well-characterized sample

set can be used and will allow for comparison of rapid and ELISA test results.

Funding will support procurement of (8-10) HIV ELISA test kits for evaluation.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.16:

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $286,309

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with MTCT staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

In addition this funding in this activity ($150,000) is provided for computer equipment associated with new

staff members as well as the costs of upgrading existing systems.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.17:

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $5,350

This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid for out of post

held funds. Such costs include, but may not be limited to allowable expenses associated with OHSS staff

related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and miscellaneous procurement

(including translation services, printing, meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.).

Other expenses allocated to this program area include rental of conference meeting rooms for PEPFAR-

wide activities such as partner meetings. It is important to note that office rent costs are associated with

both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City PEPFAR offices for 2009.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.18:

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $1,067,014

ACTIVITY 1: This activity supports costs associated with local procurements, contracts, etc. that are paid

for out of post held funds. Such costs include, but may not limited to allowable expenses associated with

the assignment of US direct HVMS staff such as housing, utilities, education allowances and benefits, etc.

This activity also funds HVMS staff related office support, including travel, communications, equipment, and

miscellaneous procurement (including a portion of the costs associated with translation services, printing,

meeting room rental, office utilities, etc.). In addition, this activity funds procurement of the services of an

auditing firm to conduct annual financial audits on CDC grantees, thus ensuring adherence to US

Government financial management policies and guidelines.

In COP 2008 the amount of $500,000 was allocated to the Department of State to be used to pay for initial

fit out expenses associated with the planned co-location of PEPFAR Vietnam and related US Government

agencies, including USAID, CDC, DOD and HHS. PEPFAR, Vietnam agencies are working with the

Department of State to secure appropriate office space and it is expected that PEPFAR will collocate in FY

2009. Funds in this activity will support the costs of the logistics involved with moving to a new location. It

should be noted that the moving costs, including purchase of cabling, office furniture, etc. will be a one-time

expense for 2009.

ACTIVITY 2: Funds will be used to support the annual HHS/CDC and PEPFAR management and

programmatic offsite meetings which are a follow on to meetings that were held in FY 2008. The HHS/CDC

retreat will include all HHS and CDC Vietnam staff and will focus on development of agency priorities,

activities and communications. HHS/CDC initiatives, administrative and guidelines updates will also be

discussed. Funds in this activity will be used to support travel and per diem for CDC Vietnam Global AIDS

Program staff participating in this offsite. The PEPFAR offsite will include all PEPFAR staff from USAID,

DOD and CDC and will focus on the further development of PEPFAR Vietnam strategies, roles and

responsibilities of the USG partner agencies and team building. Funds in this activity will be used to pay for

travel and per diem for CDC's Global AIDS Program staff and the PEPFAR Coordinator's Office staff.

Funds will also be used to pay for expenses related to the offsite, including rental of conference and break

out rooms, equipment, etc. More detailed agendas for both off-sites will be developed at a later date.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.19:

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $75,000
Human Resources for Health $75,000