Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 5786
Country/Region: India
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: $160,368

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $160,368



Staff for the HHS/CDC Program is funded through the Global AIDS Program (GAP). The program has three

offices: in Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad. It is led by a USDH CDC Country Director and a Deputy Director

for Operations based in New Delhi. The Delhi office has one FSN medical officer; one locally contracted

technical consultant, the PEPFAR SI officer (not funded by GAP), two FSN support staff and one driver. In

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, two USDH positions (one epidemiologist- and one behavioral scientist) based at the

US Consulate provide technical support to CDC programs in south India, supported by two FSN technical

officers (medical and scientific), one laboratory scientist (to be filled), one FSN support staff and one driver.

In Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (AP), there are two FSN technical officers (medical and scientific), who are

co-located with the AP State AIDS Control Society.

CDC's core strength is in providing technical assistance and capacity development activities. CDC requires

staff with administrative and technical experience, often with a medical background and strong expertise in

training. Core strengths include a focus on surveillance, M&E, lab strengthening and evidence based

strategic planning for HIV/AIDS activities. CDC provides technical consultants and support to NACO, the

SACS, and input in several technical areas, including ART rollout, CT, PMTCT, laboratory, care, M&E

protocols, national guidelines and training curricula. In the field, CDC is directly involved in providing

technical assistance to partners to improve laboratory and surveillance systems and implement integrated

prevention, care and treatment programs at the state and district level.


• Funding for the PEPFAR Strategic Information Officer (SI Officer) is through GHCS funds (as is the case

for the PEPFAR Coordinator and Program Management Assistant). This position is currently based in the

CDC office in Delhi: it is hoped that in the future the PEPFAR unit can be co-located. The SI Officer has

primary responsibility for development and review of the collection and analysis of data related to the overall

PEPFAR program; specifically, she is responsible for the Annual Progress Report, in-house quarterly

reports and working with partners to develop, harmonize across agencies and justify interagency targets for

the Country Operational Plan. She is also responsible for training partners in data collection,

disaggregation, and quality control.

• The total funding for this position is $160,368, of which $79,529 covers salary and travel and $80,839 is

allocated for administrative costs (ICASS: $17,796; Other Costs: $63,043).

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 14468

Continued Associated Activity Information

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

System ID System ID

14468 10951.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 6846 5786.08 $175,701

Disease Control & Disease Control

Prevention and Prevention

10951 10951.07 HHS/Centers for HHS/CDC 5786 5786.07 $8,855

Disease Control &


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