Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 7933
Country/Region: Kenya
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: $1,123,299

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $1,123,299

"Cost of Doing Business" Assessment

The CDC Global AIDS Program (GAP) in Kenya is part of a Coordinating Country Office (CCO) that

supports multiple CDC programs in addition to PEPFAR. Beginning in FY 2008, all programs in Kenya will

be subject to a cost-sharing assessment to equitably distribute infrastructure costs. These infrastructure

costs include utilities and maintenance, staff costs for core administrative, finance and motor pool staff, and

support for the Director and Deputy Director of the Kisumu Field Station. Being part of a CCO is

advantageous to PEPFAR since it allows us to leverage resources, infrastructure and programs supported

by other CDC funds.

CDC has also established additional cost-sharing assessments for global support services previously

provided at no cost to field operations. The ITSO Global Support assessment covers the cost of technical

support, software licenses, internet connectivity and periodic equipment replacement. The Global Business

Services assessment covers the cost of human resources and workforce development support at

headquarters. These services are advantageous to PEPFAR since centralized procurement of equipment

and IT services is much less expensive than local purchase.