Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 6079
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: $492,000

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $100,000


Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $0

Not required

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $392,000

CDC ICASS accounts for 18%, salaries for 48%, residences for direct hires accounts for 24% and

miscellaneous expenses account for 10% of the fixed operations costs; total ICASS costs for CDC is

$331,000. These figures clearly indicate that Luanda, Angola is a very expensive place to do business.

Recently a residential annual lease was signed at post for more than $198,000 indicating that the costs are

indeed exorbitant in Luanda especially for housing. Although ICASS is also a significant portion of our

budget, Luanda, an ICASS ‘lite' post, does not allow the option of picking and choosing ICASS specific

services. It is an all or nothing structure inadequate to serve the interest of our relatively small CDC office.

The Comforce contractors at post are also pricey due to the high (26%) overhead charged by Comforce in

exchange for relatively little. The CDC office cares for all of their arrangements and logistics. In Angola,

Comforce does not have the means to assist assignees with housing, work permits, transportation, etc.

Operations costs have in the past been paid for by HHS/CDC core funds which are still part of the overall

country budget with the GHAI funds generally allocated for programmatic activities.