Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Details for Mechanism ID: 13158
Country/Region: Ethiopia
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Ministry of Health - Ethiopia
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Host Country Government Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $2,600,000

This is a continuing activity. The GOE National Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP IV) identifies blood safety as a high priority in support of the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other transfusion transmissible Infections (TTIs). The GOE Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) is in the process of taking over the management of the blood transfusion services from the Ethiopian Red Cross in an effort improve to better meet the national needs for safe blood. By early 2012, the construction of 21 new blood banks will be completed, of which 17 will become fully functional. The remaining 4 will be functional in two years. The goal of the FMOH blood safety program is to meet the health care systems blood safety needs on a national-level. The program is aligned with the goals of the GOE and USG HIV/AIDS Partnership Framework and Global Health Initiative, where an increased blood supply is critical to reduction of maternal mortality.

Global Fund / Programmatic Engagement Questions

1. Is the Prime Partner of this mechanism also a Global Fund principal or sub-recipient, and/or does this mechanism support Global Fund grant implementation? Yes2. Is this partner also a Global Fund principal or sub-recipient? Principal Recipient3. What activities does this partner undertake to support global fund implementation or governance?(No data provided.)

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Blood Safety (HMBL): $2,600,000

The FMOH blood safety program will implement the following activities under COP2012:1) Blood collection from voluntary donors will be strengthened through mobile teams. A total of 27 mobile teams will be established in 21 blood banks. Pre and post donation counseling will be provided for donors. Donors will be notified immediately of test results for transfusion transmissible infections (TTIs) and referral to health facilities will be arranged for those who require clinical care. To meet the rapidly expanding health care demand, the FMOH has set a target of collecting 120,000 units of blood per year.2) Medical education & pre-service training for new staff will be provided. Staff training within clinics will be enhanced to ensure safety of the recipients to decrease unnecessary transfusions. Total of 500 individuals will be trained over two years. Exchange programs with centers of excellence as well as mentorship will be additional modes of technological transfer and capacity building.3) Recruitment of blood donors is an important component of transfusion service. Community mobilization will be done through training of blood donors' mobilizers and communication professionals. Other communication channels for blood donors education, mobilization, recruitment and retention will be utilized. Promotional materials (brochures, posters. radio &TV messages) will be disseminated to mobilize donors and increase public awareness about blood transfusion & donation. Community blood donors clubs will be established under the auspices of regional blood banks.4) Rolling out of quality management systems to the regions will be completed. Mechanism and systems for M&E will be developed and implemented.5) Blood & blood products must be stored and transported at correct temperatures to all collection centers, blood banks and hospitals. The cold chain system will be maintained in transporting blood from the BB to the health unit. Equipments and supplies that are needed for blood banks and hospitals to meet these requirements will be procured and distributed to the sites.

Subpartners Total: $0
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $900,000
Human Resources for Health $900,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Safe Motherhood