Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 5857
Country/Region: Angola
Year: 2008
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $1,548,000

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Blood Safety (HMBL): $80,000

Not required

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $175,000


Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $375,000


Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $400,000


Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $518,000

Following its establishment in 2002, the CDC office has grown and today consists of 2 U.S. direct hires: a

Director, and Deputy Director for Operations. The program however has been without a director for the past

18 months. In addition, to the two direct hires, additional support staff consists of 5 locally engaged staff

(LES) (2 drivers, 1 Admin Assistant, 1 IT Manager, 1 custodian). Technical staff consist of 1 currently

vacant slot for an M&E officer, 1 Epi Data Manager/Surveillance Expert, and 1 Intern/Fellow. These

individuals are all paid with PEPFAR funds. There is ongoing discussion amongst the USG team to expand

the duties of the M&E officer to that of a SI coordinator position. The idea is for the successful candidate to

have broad SI responsibilities across all of the USG agencies (CDC, DOD, and USAID).

In addition to the PEPFAR Initiative, the CDC office also has part administrative responsibility for a

Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) advisor in Angola. The CDC office also supports the recently

implemented Avian Influenza Initiative through the shared monitoring and management of the recently

signed Avian Influenza Cooperative Agreement with the MOH. Finally for any and all health threats whether

it is the ongoing cholera problem in Angola or ongoing cases of suspected hemorrhagic fevers or Marburg

or any other emerging threats, the CDC office is responsible for and always called upon to respond

technically and or logistically. There are no plans presently for the CDC Influenza branch to establish a

presence in Angola although authority has been given to the Deputy Director of the office to hire locally to

support the CoAg as the workload increases as expected.

CDC's complete cost of doing business in Angola, otherwise referred to as "Fixed Operations Costs"

"Indirect Costs not tied to any specific strategy" consist of the following in US Dollars.

• Personnel, which include LES (5) and DH staff (2) and contractors (3) are equivalent to $913,000.

• International and national travel is equivalent to $70,000.

• Communications, a satellite for the CDC office, and rents for 2 direct hires as well as a complete set

of household furniture, including a generator for the arriving Chief of Party, is equivalent to $453,000.

• Miscellaneous contractual services, office supplies and equipment are equivalent to $101,000.