Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 8140
Country/Region: Zambia
Year: 2009
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $366,000

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $366,000

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), 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 (FY) 2007 CDC-Zambia consisted of 42 individuals, and staffing is

projected to reach 49 by the end of FY 2008. CDC-Zambia has offices in four provinces throughout the

country (Lusaka, Southern, Western, and Eastern), and four 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 FY 2009 CDC-Zambia will continue to 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 FY 2009 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.

The requested amount for FY 2009 is based on an 18% cost allocation for services in Zambia. This is a

percentage of the total requirement for the five designated Eastern and Southern African offices. It also

includes the estimated cost of internet connectivity and hardware and software requirements.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 18055

Continued Associated Activity Information

Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds

System ID System ID

18055 18055.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 8140 8140.08 CDC/ITSO $253,500

Disease Control & Disease Control (GHAI)

Prevention and Prevention

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