Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 11440
Country/Region: Haiti
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: $150,000

Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $150,000

SUMMARY: This activity will strengthen the Ministry of Health's (MOH) national laboratory network capacity

by continuing to provide technical assistance for multiple laboratory issues, including pediatric diagnostic

testing, quality assurance/quality control program (QA/QC), and selection and development of laboratory

information management system (LIMS). The Laboratory Technical Working Group at the Office of the

Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) led by CDC Global AIDS Program (GAP) International Laboratory Branch

and other United States Government (USG) senior staff recommends the use of DBS PCR (Amplicor

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) PCR) testing for early infant diagnosis (EID). This recommendation was

endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)/CDC

in May 2006. With funding provided by COP 08, DBS testing of infants has begun and will continue to

expand during COP 09.


Activity 1: This funding supports CDC/Haiti's full time, US direct hire (USDH) Laboratory Section Chief. This

is not a "new position" but rather a continuation of the hiring mechanism for the position. CDC Haiti recently

lost their Laboratory Section Chief, but recruiting efforts continue to find a replacement.

Activity 2: CDC Atlanta will continue to provide TA to the laboratory program of Haiti in order to help to

standardize laboratory program activities globally. Areas of expertise/evaluation will include selection of

laboratory methods for resource limited settings, TB testing, Laboratory Information Systems, viral load and

anti-retroviral resistance testing methods.

Activity 3: CDC Haiti will again support up to five national laboratory network staff for an external study tour

on maintenance and repair of automated and basic laboratory instruments. CDC will support the USG

laboratory team staff to travel within the country for supervisory visits, and to monitor and evaluate the

progress of the program. Given the weak human capacity in clinical laboratory science, CDC/Haiti

recognizes the value of hands-on learning gained through site visits to laboratories with similar conditions.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 17240

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

17240 9923.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7701 3141.08 $150,000

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

9923 9923.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 5154 3141.07 $298,000

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

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