Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 14729
Country/Region: Angola
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $31,000

UNAIDS has begun efforts to eliminate pediatric AIDS in Angola as a part of their Countdown to Zero initiative. In an effort to increase coordination between USAIDs PMTCT activities being implemented under the integrated health award, SASH, and in order to fulfill a desire to strengthen the Government of Angolas ability to plan, implement, and evaluate PMTCT programs, funds have been allocated to MSHs Building Local Capacity (BLC) project to work with UNAIDS, the CCM, PEPFAR partners and the local entities who are implementing the national plans for the elimination of pediatric AIDS in Angola.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $31,000

Support will be provided through a Portuguese-speaking consultant, who is familiar with the current PMTCT context, and who will collaborate closely with the UNAIDS representative who is coordinating the effort. A pool of consultants have been identified, and the specific needs and terms of reference for the consultants are being developed in conjunction with UNAIDS and the INLS.