Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014 2015 2016

Details for Mechanism ID: 13833
Country/Region: Uganda
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $1,525,761

The goal of this activity is to support the NTLP to improve case detection and treatment success rates through support to selected districts. The specific objectives include: enhancing leadership and technical capacity of NTLP to guide TB control efforts; Enable the NTLP to implement innovative DOTS interventions in Kampala; improve coordination of TB and TB-HIV activities; and strengthen MDR TB treatment in Uganda.

This activity will provide technical support to the national level and implement activities in the Kampala district. It will contribute to GHI Principle 3 Build sustainability through health systems strengthening

Three critical staff positions that will be supported through this program will be transitioned to Government support by year two of the program. Additionally the technical assistance provided will build capacity of the NTLP to plan, manage and monitor implementation of TB activities countrywide.

The activity will develop a performance management plan but will use national tools for the collection and reporting of data. The program will contribute to national level TB indicators for Kampala.


Two vehicles will be purchased through the life of this mechanism using COP FY 2012 funds.


New vehicle justification these vehicles will be used to support nationwide activities and provision of technical assistance to the USAID district based TB-HIV programs in the different parts of the country

A Performance Management Plan will be developed to track the performance towards monitoring the achievement of the project objective.

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $1,525,761

This activity will primarily implement activities within the Kampala district and provide technical assistance to the National TB program centrally.

This activity will contribute to the achievement of National and USAID Uganda TB control targets of 70% Case Detection Rate (CDR) and 80% Treatment Success Rate (TSR) building on achievements of the TBCAP, TBCARE 1 and other on-going projects supporting USAID funded TB activities in Uganda. The program will provide targeted technical assistance (TA) to the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTLP) for the achievement of the above targets and provide TA to on-going USAID TB-HIV programs for the implementation of cohesive TB-HIV and DOTS interventions under the guidance of the NTLP. In addition it will support the implementation of DOTS within Kampala district, which contributes 20% to the annual TB cases reported nationally.

This activity will enhance leadership and technical capacity of the NTLP to effectively guide and manage the implementation of TB control activities at national and district level. This will be through TA support for joint planning and implementation, introducing quality improvement approaches to TB care, temporary support for key staff positions critical for NTLP functioning, and TA for the development and revision of national TB-HIV guidelines. This program will also support the coordination of all USG TB-HIV activities to ensure harmonized implementation.

TA provided through this mechanism will strengthen the NTLPs capacity to initiate and implement a quality Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB treatment program including support for MDR diagnosis, MDR drug quantification and procurement planning, health worker training, community follow up and M&E tools development.

This program will be implemented in support of NTLP priorities and with the goal of improving NTLP capacity for more effective planning, implementation and monitoring of activities countrywide including other non USAID districts.

Support will be provided under this activity for the recruitment of up to three critical staff at the NTLP who will be transitioned to government of Uganda support by year two of the program. Additionally health worker in service training for the management of MDR TB will be a part of this program.

Subpartners Total: $0
AIDS Information Center: NA
Makerere University: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $115,516
Human Resources for Health $30,516
Motor Vehicles: Purchased $85,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism