Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 5812
Country/Region: Thailand
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: $3,170,179

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $246,841


Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $157,908


Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $742,633


Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $524,887


Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $163,168


Funding for Testing: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $98,210


Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $94,534


Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $190,231


Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $489,710


Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $132,417


Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $325,051

The management and staffing budget for CDC is used to provide technical oversight and technical

assistance for the conduct of PEPFAR-related activities by the Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), its

provincial health offices, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), and partner NGOs. A team of 43

personnel engaged full-time at CDC/Thailand carries out this support. The 43 positions include 4 direct-hire

U.S. staff, 37 locally hired staff, and two locally hired expatriate contractors. Of the direct hires, one is in a

technical leadership/management position, two are in a technical advisor/non-M&S staff position, and one is

in a technical advisor/program manager position. Of the locally hired staff, five are in technical

leadership/management positions, 24 are in technical advisor/non-M&S staff positions, three are in

technical advisor/program manager positions, and five are administrative/support staff. The two contractors

are in technical advisor/non-M&S staff positions. Additionally, seven non-PEPFAR funded personnel from

the CDC TB Program provide 30% to 50% of their time supporting GAP activities.

Activities carried out by these staff are:

•Technical oversight and technical assistance for project design, implementation, and evaluation, working

collaboratively with partners primarily in the Thai government and to a lesser extent in collaborating NGOs,

in the areas of PMTCT, Other Prevention, Palliative Care (basic health care and TB), VCT, ARV Services,

Laboratory Infrastructure, Policy and Systems Strengthening, and Strategic Information

•Capacity building for government and NGO staff, within the context of specific projects or to meet specific

objectives of the National AIDS Plan

•Project management, including reporting and financial oversight, for all collaborative projects with the Thai


•Coordinating PEPFAR Thailand strategy and planning with the MOPH and BMA to ensure that PEPFAR

Thailand contributions address priority areas and gaps within existing programs, and to ensure that

PEPFAR Thailand support will lead to strengthened, sustainable programs within the government systems

•Liaising and coordinating with other USG agencies (USAID and DoD/AFRIMS) on the PEPFAR Thailand


•Preparing strategic and operational plans and reporting results for OGAC

•Representing CDC and USG at coordination meetings with other donors, on the CCM, and on multiple

technical working groups of the MOPH.

•Technical assistance and training for PEPFAR programs in other countries, especially Vietnam and

Cambodia, in the areas of PMTCT, Palliative Care: TB/HIV, ARV Services, and Laboratory Infrastructure.

The numbers of HHS/CDC technical staff by program area are shown below:

Program Area# FTE staff


MTCT 3.2

HVOP 9.5


HBHC 9.8

HVTB 2.9

HVCT 1.15


HTXS 1.65

HLAB 2.7


HVSI 6.4

OHPS 1.7

HVMS 3.8


There are no plans to hire additional staff.

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $4,589

"Cost of Doing Business" Assessment

The cost of doing business associated with the 3 FTEs described in the CDC management and staff entry

includes ICASS and Capital Security Cost Sharing charges, as follows:

ICASS costs are $2,456

CSCS charges are $2,133

The actual costs to support the entire 43 personnel are estimated to be:

ICASS costs are $35,082

CSCS costs are $34,070

These costs are spread across the program areas, according to percentage of staff working in each

program area.