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  1. 1. Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria Call for concept proposals for the Uganda Round Seven HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria RFAs 01/GFRD7/050507 Background: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provides additional resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases and directs those resources to areas of greatest need. As a partnership between Governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities, the Global Fund represents an innovative approach to international health financing. The Global Fund has now called for Round 7 grant application proposals. The closing date is 4 July 2007. Under the recently agreed Long Term Institutional Arrangements for managing the Global Fund Programme in the country, the Partnership Committee (PC) of the Uganda AIDS Commission and Health Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC) assumed the role of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria components respectively, to provide overall management oversight. In that capacity, the PC and HPAC invite stakeholders interested in Global Fund Round 7 funding to submit costed concept proposals that will be integrated into the Uganda Round 7 country proposal. Priority areas: The proposals should focus on the following priorities a) Malaria: Cognizant of the fact that the National Malaria Control Programme focuses on universal coverage with particular emphasis on children under five, pregnant women, and other vulnerable groups, applicants should make submissions on the following: • Increased coverage of insecticide treated mosquito nets specifically focusing on; community mobilization, net distribution, advocacy and IEC for behavior change. b) Tuberculosis: All submissions in this component should focus on: • Strengthening and expanding DOTS through public- private partnerships • Strengthening TB prevention and control in special groups such as prisoners, army, police, IDPs, and the workplace • Scaling up TB-HIV collaboration • Strengthening Uganda Stop TB Partnership and partners to scale up support to district TB control c) HIV/AIDS: All submissions should be aligned with and significantly contribute results to the priority areas established in the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS 2007/8-2011/12. Acknowledging prevention as the main stay of the response applicants should submit proposals in the following areas • Reduction of new HIV infections with special focus to o Prevention of sexual transmission of HIV targeting vulnerable and high risk groups. o Sexually Transmitted Infections prevention and management. 1
  2. 2. o Increase HIV counseling and testing with particular focus on couple counseling and Routine Testing and Counseling. o Increase uptake of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission services. • Commodities o Strengthen health commodity procurement and supply chain management o Improve capacity and systems for delivery of services o Improve M&E and support supervision at all service delivery levels Who can apply: All stakeholders at national and lower levels including government sectors and agencies, registered institutions from the civil society, the private sector, and Local Governments. For all non-government applicants’ proof of registration should be provided. Applications from individual or groups of organizations will be considered. In order to promote harmony in planning and implementation between public and non- public entities, stakeholders from the non-public sector are required to work with government bodies to ensure that issues highlighted in their proposals are captured in district and ministry strategic plans and are not repeated in the specific ministry proposals. All proposals from public and non public stakeholders should be endorsed by top management in the respective Ministries and the District AIDS Task Force for the Local Governments. How to apply: Applicants should note that submission of proposals does not guarantee them funding from Global fund in case the Country Proposal is approved. However, only those whose concept proposals pass the criteria will be given priority for funding once the country proposal wins the grant award. These proposals must not be longer than 10 pages, Font 12, Time New Roman. They should include: • Program goal and objectives • Costed program activities, • Overall estimated cost • Performance indicators with annual targets for five years • Geographic coverage • Management capability statement • Name of organization • Contact details of the organization (telephone, fax, e-mail, physical and postal contact) • Contact person for the proposal within the organization • Type and legal status (attach registration certificates as appropriate) • Short profile of the organization (when it was established, core business, key personnel, previous experience in conducting related activities) • Proven track record in managing related grants • Audited accounts for the last 3 years. Criteria for evaluation: Submitted proposals will be evaluated for possible compilation into a national proposal, based on the following criteria: 2
  3. 3. • Relevancy to priorities stated above in the 3 disease components • Value added impact of the expanded programmatic components • Feasibility of cost • Measurability • Management capability and implementation experience Reference materials: Key documentation to support the development of propsoals includes among others: 1. National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS activities 2007/8-2011/12, 2. Health Sector Strategic Plan II 3. Health Sector HIV/AIDS Strategy 4. National Malaria Strategic Plan 2006/7-2009/10 5. National TB Strategic plan 2006/7-2010/11 6. Long-term Institutional Arrangements for Management of Global Fund programs in Uganda- including AIDS, TB and Malaria addenda 7. Global Fund Documentation; These can be accessed from Uganda AIDS Commission and Ministry of Health Websites: and .District based applicants can access the documentation from the office of the HIV/AIDS District focal person and Director Health Services respectively. Members of the Self Coordinating Entities can also get more information from your constituency representatives to the AIDS Partnership Committee and HPAC respectively. Deadline for submission: Clearly labelled (RFAs01/GFRD7/050507) proposals with covering letters should be submitted by hand or electronically before close of business Friday 25th May, 2007 to Uganda AIDS Commission and Ministry of Health respectively: HIV/AIDS /RFAs01/GFRD7/050507 TB /RFAs01/GFRD7/050507 and Malaria Attention: RFAs01/GFRD7/050507 Director General Attention: Uganda AIDS Commission Permanent Secretary Plot 1-3, Salem-Bey Road, Ministry of Health Ntinda Plot 6 Laudel Road, Wandegeya P.O Box 10779 P.O Box 7272 Kampala Kampala A copy of the endorsed HIV/AIDS proposal can be submitted by email to Similarly an endorsed copy of the endorsed TB proposal should be sent to and Malaria proposals can be submitted by email to Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. For more information and technical assistance in developing a concept paper submission contact: HIV/AIDS TUBERCULOSIS MALARIA E-mail: Email: E-mail: E-mail: Tel: 256 414256 41 250 487 Contact: 288 065 Tel: 256 41 250 487 Tel: 256 414 231 603 Fax: 256 41 252 839 Mob: 256 751 919 925 Fax: 256 41 252 839 3
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