Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2007 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 5675
Country/Region: Zambia
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: $700,000

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $700,000

Since 2001 CDC has operated in Zambia under the Global AIDS Program (GAP), primarily providing

technical and logistical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other national institutions for HIV/AIDS

and tuberculosis programs. With the rapid scale up of PEPFAR activities over the last four years, the staff

and infrastructure of CDC-Zambia have continued to grow to support these activities. As a result the amount

paid to share quality administrative services under International Cooperative Administrative Support

Services (ICASS) has steadily risen. At the end of FY 2007 45 of CDC-Zambia's 48 approved positions had

been filled or were awaiting final security clearance. The total staffing will be brought to 53 in FY 2008. A

further breakdown of the staff can be found in the main management and staffing narrative. The total CDC

staff on the ground in Zambia is nearly 500% larger than when the PEPFAR program began in 2004. This

rapid growth has also seen a growth in all administrative requirements directly related ICASS charges. In

addition to staffing increases, CDC's ICASS charges associated with Financial Management and

Procurement have continued to increased, with the highest number of "strip code" charges in Financial

Management at post.

Additional funds are being requested to be reprogrammed from unallocated to support the anticipated

shortfall within the budget for embassy ICASS charges.