Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 1070
Country/Region: South Africa
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: $4,818,000

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $4,818,000

These funds partially support the management and staffing expenses of the HHS/CDC/South Africa office.

The funds will cover ongoing and new staffing needs to provide technical, financial and contractual

oversight of over 52 CDC partners implementing the PEPFAR program in South Africa. The total

management and staffing budget for CDC is divided between GHAI and base so these funds represent

almost half of the management and staffing budget. Within the total budget, the cost of ICASS is estimated

at $538,235 and Capital Security Sharing is estimated at $235,537. In FY 2007, the HHS/CDC/South Africa

office was responsible for the obligation of over $140,000,000 in PEPFAR funding. In FY 2008, this amount

will increase to over $220,000,000. CDC staff also has oversight responsibility for almost $30,000,000 of

Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) projects. Staff responsibilities include program

monitoring, design, implementation, and evaluation of funded activities; providing technical direction and

assistance to assure that activities are implemented in accordance with OGAC technical guidance; and

working closely with in-country and international partners to assure synergy and avoid duplication. Staff

participate actively in the Inter-Agency Task Force to design the overall comprehensive PEPFAR program

that meets the needs of South Africa and OGAC. Moreover, HHS/CDC staff participate in Technical

Working Groups (TWG) of the Task Force that work to coordinate all partners in a particular technical area

to ensure complementary and synergistic activities. Staff is also regularly tasked to participate in ad hoc

working groups to address specific issues as they arise.