Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 3367
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: $3,277,614

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $8,029

This activity represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total projected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.01:

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $97,149

Funding in this activity supports the procurement of contractual services to provide technical support to

HVOP activities:

- Contractual: Technical Advisor for Prevention/Rehabilitation, HCMC (25%)

This activity also represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15977

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

15977 15977.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $75,000

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.03:

Funding for Prevention: Injecting and Non-Injecting Drug Use (IDUP): $287,676

This activity supports a portion of the costs associated with US Direct Hire staff salaries, benefits,

allowances and relocation costs of program staff and their family members included in this program area:

- Senior Prevention Advisor, Hanoi, USDH ( 50%)

In addition, this activity supports procurement of contractual services to provide technical support to IDUP

activities:

- Contractual: Technical Advisor for Prevention/Rehabilitation, HCMC (75%)

This activity also represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.06:

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $367,504

This activity supports a portion of the costs associated with US Direct Hire staff salaries, benefits,

allowances and relocation costs of program staff and their family members included in this activity.

Associate Director, Care & Treatment, Hanoi, USDH (50%)

Associate Director, Ho Chi Minh City Office, USDH (65%)

In addition, this activity supports procurement of contractual services to provide technical support to HBHC

activities:

Contractual: Short Term TA - Care & Treatment (50%)

This activity also represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total projected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15378

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

15378 5532.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $316,973

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

9592 5532.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 5106 3367.07 HHS/CDC GHAI $658,995

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

5532 5532.06 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 3367 3367.06 $600,000

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.08:

Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $208,755

This activity supports a portion of the costs associated with US Direct Hire staff salaries, benefits,

allowances and relocation costs of program staff and their family members included in this activity.

Associate Director, Care & Treatment, Hanoi, USDH (50%)

In addition, this activity supports procurement of contractual services to provide technical support to HTXS

activities:

Contractual: Short Term TA - Care & Treatment (50%)

Contractual: Care and Treatment Program Officer (50%)

This activity also represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15381

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

15381 9418.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $141,370

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.09:

Funding for Care: Pediatric Care and Support (PDCS): $2,023

This activity represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.10:

Funding for Treatment: Pediatric Treatment (PDTX): $2,023

This activity represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.11:

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $9,005

This activity represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15379

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

15379 9562.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $180,000

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

9562 9562.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 5106 3367.07 HHS/CDC GHAI $161,029

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.12:

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $1,835

This activity represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for IT Services Office (ITSO) tax,

which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total staff effort

dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was multiplied by the

total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.13:

Funding for Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $6,942

This activity represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15380

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

15380 9507.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $87,000

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.14:

Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $688,636

This activity includes $140,000 for:

Thailand Regional TA:

Technical consultation for Lab QA

Support for OI diagnostic Training

CDC-Thailand will support development and delivery of training for lab quality assurance and diagnosis of

opportunistic infections (OI), will organize three meetings to develop national laboratory standards for

Vietnam, and will support Vietnam with an HIV and OI external quality assurance program (EQA).

Quality management training will be based on internationally accepted ISO 15189 Standards and will focus

on document control, equipment maintenance, internal auditing and equipment calibration. OI training will

cover hands on lab testing for OI diagnosis and proper specimen collections techniques.

Training will be provided both on-site in Vietnam and in Bangkok, Thailand; training is formatted in five day

programs.

This activity supports costs associated with US Direct Hire staff salaries, benefits, allowances and relocation

costs of program staff and their family members included in this activity.

Senior Laboratory Advisor, US Direct Hire (100%)

In addition this activity support procurement of contractual services to provide technical support to HLAB

activities:

Contractual: Lab Care and Treatment Officer, HCMC (50%)

Contractual: Lab Information Systems Specialist, Hanoi (100%)

Contractual: Lab QA Specialist, Hanoi (100%)

This activity also represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Emphasis Areas

Human Capacity Development

Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Human Capacity Development $140,000

Public Health Evaluation

Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery

Food and Nutrition: Commodities

Economic Strengthening

Education

Water

Table 3.3.16:

Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $0

This is a continuing activity from FY07.

Funds requested between GHAI and Base (GAP) accounts will support one locally-employed (Lab Program

Officer), 50% of an LES (Project Officer-HCMC), 50% of a VNPSC (Senior Medical Officer-HCMC), one

USPSC (Senior Laboratory Advisor), and one contractor (Lab Information Specialist), including salary,

benefits and official travel costs.

These staff will provide technical assistance (TA) and program oversight for prevention and care and

treatment programs in PEPFAR-supported laboratory networks. Funds will go to TA support to laboratory

partners in Vietnam, particularly to those in the Ministry of Health (VAAC, NIHE, NIITD and HCMC PAC).

TA will consist of guidance on design, implementation, and evaluation of laboratory programs, including the

development of national standards for reference and provincial laboratories, development of training

guidelines and training curricula, training of laboratory staff, and development of quality assurance (QA)

systems strengthening for laboratories.

These funds also include support for ongoing South-South relationship with the regional CDC lab in

Bangkok to provide technical assistance for CD4 EQA, diagnostic training for opportunistic infections, EQA

for serology, HIV drug resistance and other technical laboratory support as needed . These funds were

previously supported by the CDC GAP regional office, but now will be funded through Vietnam.

Funds will also be used to hire a Laboratory Technical Specialist (100%) for ISO Accreditation.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15382

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

15382 9500.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $716,399

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.16:

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $682,108

This activity support the costs associated with US Direct Hire staff salaries, benefits, allowances and

relocation costs of program staff and their family members included in this activity:

Chief Strategic Information Section, Hanoi, USDH (100%)

In addition, this activity supports procurement of contractual services to provide technical support to HVSI

activities:

Contractual: M&E Officer, HCMC (100%)

This activity also represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for CDC's IT Services Office

(ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on total

staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

Finally, test kits for the BED HIV-1 incidence assay developed by HHS/CDC and unavailable for local

procurement will be purchased through HHS/CDC from a sole source provider($200,000). In FY08 and in

collaboration with HHS/CDC/GAP laboratory and surveillance branches, the Vietnam National Institute of

Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) is quantifying and comparing local misclassification rates for estimating

HIV-1 incidence using a variety of incidence assays in Vietnam. Other assays under development (i.e.,

Avidity Index assay, rIDR-Avidity Index Assay, Limiting Antigen Avidity assay, and Rapid I-P) are being

tested in combination with the BED assay and may also be procured upon identification of an appropriate

sequential testing algorithm. HIV incidence surveillance will be conducted on stored and new sentinel

surveillance and IBBS specimens for IDU and CSW populations. This activity will contribute to a better

understanding of the HIV epidemic in Vietnam by helping to identify most at-risk populations (MARPs) with

highest rates of new infection. These data will contribute to the overall understanding of the trend of the

HIV epidemic in Vietnam and would be a vital component of a developing national strategy for strategic

information supporting the GVN for program planning.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15383

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

15383 5704.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $168,442

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

9876 5704.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 5106 3367.07 HHS/CDC GHAI $871,187

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

5704 5704.06 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 3367 3367.06 $97,290

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.17:

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $221,675

Funding in this activity supports the procurement of contractual services to provide technical support to

OHSS activities:.

- Contractual: Program Development Specialist (x2), Hanoi - 50%

- Contractual: Writer / Editor consultant services (part time, on an as needed basis)

Funding also includes $52,500 in travel for TA from the Sustainable Management Development Program

(SMDP), Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development, Coordinating Office for Global Health at

CDC Atlanta. SMDP provides technical assistance to the PEPFAR Vietnam Cooperative Agreement with

the Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH). In FY 2009 SMDP will provide technical assistance to HSPH in

(1) development of standardized program planning module for VAAC, (2) development of standardized

management curriculum for VAAC, (3) design of an expanded dissemination strategy for national alumni

conference during 2009, (4) integration of management training component into the VAAC's national

technical working groups, piloting with one or two committees during 2009, and (5) Strengthening the

networking, dissemination, and technical integration strategies in collaboration with VAAC leadership and

priorities.

This activity also represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for this agency's IT Services

Office (ITSO) tax, which is charged to this agency on an annual basis. This value was calculated based on

total staff effort dedicated to this budget code. The percentage of total staff effort for this budget code was

multiplied by the total expected 2009 fees for this service as a cost of doing business.

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

Table 3.3.18:

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $694,254

This activity supports several critically important HVMS activities, including a portion of the procurement of

long term contracts staff to support PEPFAR programming, administrative costs to manage the CDC offices

located in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and a portion of US direct hire staff salaries, benefits, allowances

and relocation costs.

In 2008, CDC Vietnam successfully established a program management unit within its organizational

structure to provide day to day oversight and support to the cooperative agreement portfolio that has been

established to implement PEPFAR programs in Vietnam. Contractual staff have been key to the "standing

up" of this unit and are responsible for working closely with GVN counterparts to increase their management

and administrative capacity. This is accomplished by providing support to partners in the development,

implementation and monitoring of budgets, work plans and activities. This unit also works closely with the

entire PEPFAR Vietnam team to effectively manage and provide liaison support between the grantees, the

CDC Vietnam Project Officer and the PEPFAR Vietnam technical staff. This unit is also responsible for

assisting in the development of funding opportunity announcements, coordinating technical reviews and

assuring that grantees submit continuation applications in a timely manner.

A portion of time is attributed to HVMS for the CDC Associate Director for Ho Chi Minh City, who serves as

the overall head of the Ho Chi Minh City office working in close collaboration with CDC Hanoi and the

members of the multi-agency PEPFAR team. Serving as the principal technical and scientific officer for Ho

Chi Minh City, this officer provides overall coordination of PEPFAR activities in southern Vietnam and

provides oversight of programs under the HCMC Provincial AIDS Committee cooperative agreement with

CDC.

- Contractual: Program Development Specialist I (50%)

- Contractual: Program Development Specialist II (50%)

- Associate Director, Ho Chi Minh City Office, US Direct Hire (35%)

Throughout the year, CDC procures the services of short-term technical assistance through contractual

mechanisms. This assistance includes but is not limited to: services of a professional writer/editor, services

to cover staffing gaps in the management and staffing program area, etc and are procured on an as needed

basis. These short term contracts are supported by the PEPFAR country team in Vietnam.

Other, miscellaneous items that are funded through this activity include purchase orders that are written for

equipment and miscellaneous supplies, etc.

In FY08 CDC's Coordinating Office of Global Health along with IT Services Office (ITSO) began the process

of developing a comprehensive plan to upgrade the CDC global information technology (IT) services that

will allow all countries to receive broader band width and improved electronic communications. This fee will

cover the IT management costs at headquarters and in the region associated with supporting existing and

new positions, including direct hire, locally employed and contractor staff to provide services and support to

CDC offices in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City.

This activity represents a portion of funding allocated to this program area for the ITSO tax, which is

charged to CDC Vietnam on an annual basis.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 15385

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

15385 9687.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7128 3367.08 $247,603

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

9687 9687.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 5106 3367.07 HHS/CDC GHAI $76,522

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

Table 3.3.19:

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $140,000
Human Resources for Health $140,000