USAID/Uganda Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Grant Amount: The total estimated budget for this RFA is $50 million, subject to the availability of funds.
USAID/Uganda anticipates awarding a new, $50 million, five-year cooperative agreement for an activity titled Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) program.
The goal of this program is to contribute to a reduction in HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition, malaria and tuberculosis (TB). The Strategic Objective of the program is to increase adoption of healthy behaviors (including uptake of critical health services) through strengthened health communication, in order to contribute to these improved health outcomes. To achieve this objective, Communication for Healthy Communities aims to achieve the following three Intermediate Results (IRs): (1) IR1: High quality health communication interventions designed and implemented; (2) IR2: Improved coordination of health communication interventions; and (3) IR3: Increased research and knowledge management to enhance health communication.
The Communication for Healthy Communities program will design and execute well-coordinated, evidence- and theory-based health communication interventions to improve knowledge, attitudes, norms, behaviors, and demand for services relating to HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, nutrition, maternal and child health, and family planning. Capacity strengthening of the Government of Uganda (GoU) and other stakeholders, particularly U.S. Government (USG) service delivery partners, is critical to the success of this program. The program will strengthen skills needed to design, manage, and evaluate health communication interventions, and to adapt and scale up communication efforts in support of service delivery activities at the community level. This program will also enhance the GoU’s capacity to lead and coordinate health communication interventions.
Finally, Communication for Healthy Communities will support a robust learning agenda to strengthen program implementation, document impact, and contribute to the knowledge base relating to health communication.
US Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health
Commercial Organizations International Agencies Nonprofit Organizations
Award Amount Notes
The total estimated budget for this RFA is $50 million, subject to the availability of funds. The approximate breakdown for funding by program area is as follows: HIV/AIDS (PEPFAR) – 73%; Population - 5%, TB/Infectious-5 Malaria (PMI) – 4%; MCH-6%, Nutrition – 7% USAID may make one or more award(s) without discussions to responsible applicants whose applications offer the greatest value to the extent they are necessary, negotiations will be conducted with the apparently successful applicant(s).
Communication Factors Community Health Education Health Care Programs/Services HIV/AIDS Prevention International Cooperation TB Prevention
Children Developing Nations Women
Applications are to be submitted via email. Please submit applications to the email address below by 4pm EST (Washington, DC), January 11, 2013. The address for the receipt of proposals is: KampalaUSAIDSolicita@USAID.gov , to the attention of Godfrey Kyagaba and Tracy J Miller, Agreement Officer.
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