Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 8140
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: $300,000

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $300,000

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

providing technical and logistical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH), National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB

Council (NAC) and other partners 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. At the end of Fiscal Year 2007 (FY07) CDC-Zambia consisted of 42

individuals, and staffing is projected to reach 48 by the end of FY08. CDC-Zambia has offices in 4

provinces throughout the country (Lusaka, Southern, Western and Eastern), and 4 office spaces within

Lusaka (US Embassy, Leased Agency Space, Chest Diseases Laboratory (CDL), and University Teaching

Hospital (UTH). The information technology needs of CDC-Zambia require that all staff members located at

these various sites be supported through appropriate hardware, software and networking structures.

For FY08 CDC-Zambia will purchase the required information technology support package that CDC-

Atlanta has designed. The CDC Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) in Atlanta has established

a support cost at each CDC Country Office for FY08 to cover the cost of Information Technology

Infrastructure Services and Support provided by ITSO. This includes the funding to provide base level of

connectivity for the primary CDC office located in each country and connecting them into the CDC Global

network, keeping the IT equipment located at these offices refreshed or updated on a regular cycle, funds

for expanding the ITSO Global Activities Team in Atlanta as well as fully implementing the ITSO Regional

Technology Services Executives in the field. This is a structured cost model that represents what is

considered as the "cost of doing business" for the country office.