Program Descriptions


Project Title: HHS Technical Oversight and Management

Budget: FY 2006 GHAI: $29,370,323

Implementing Mechanism: Direct expenses including salary, benefits, travel, supplies, professional services and equipment.

Contact Person(s): Michael Johnson/Hilary Mathews (HHS/OGHA)

Program Description:

Under the direction of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator�s Office, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a partner in the unified U.S. government (USG) effort to implement the President�s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (the Emergency Plan). HHS includes several agencies that are key players in the Emergency Plan such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration. HHS efforts are being coordinated out of the Office of the Secretary/Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA).

HHS headquarters offices support Emergency Plan implementation by:

  • Supporting operations of field offices (e.g., increased support for procurement and grants, human resources management, financial management, information resources management, communications, management analysis services, facilities planning and management, security, rent and utilities and agency crosscutting activities to implement the Emergency Plan);
  • Directing and providing scientific and technical assistance and monitoring of central cooperative agreements for field programs (e.g., antiretroviral treatment, blood safety programs, twinning program);
  • Providing technical assistance to country programs (e.g., through direct assistance by HHS program and scientific experts from a variety disciplines including medical officers/physicians, health scientists, epidemiologists, public health advisors, AIDS education and training experts, statisticians and informaticians);
  • Coordinating agency activities with those of other USG agencies implementing the Emergency Plan (e.g., joint planning, monitoring and evaluation, legal consultation, participation on core teams and technical working groups, policy and budget coordination).

This program will contribute to achieving critical Emergency Plan goals, including supporting prevention of seven million new HIV infections; supporting treatment for two million HIV-infected individuals; and supporting care for ten million people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, including orphans and vulnerable children.

Time Frame: FY 2006 � FY 2007

Project Title: Other Agency Technical Oversight and Management

Budget:

FY 2006 GHAI for OGAC $11,880,000 million
FY 2006 GHAI for Other $ 3,464,484 million
Total GHAI $15,344,484 million

Implementing Mechanism: Direct expenses including salary, benefits, travel, supplies, professional services and equipment.

Contact Person(s): Christine Abrams (OGAC)

Program Description:

  • Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC): OGAC is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the President�s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (the Emergency Plan). OGAC seeks to work with leaders throughout the world to combat HIV/AIDS by promoting integrated prevention, treatment and care interventions with an urgent focus on countries that are among the most afflicted nations in the world. To reach these goals, OGAC activities include:
    • Supporting operations of field offices;
    • Directing and providing scientific and technical assistance and monitoring of central cooperative agreements for field programs;
    • Providing technical assistance to country programs; and,
    • Coordinating agency activities with those of other USG agencies implementing the Emergency Plan.
    OGAC expenses include personnel; travel and transportation; rent, communications and utilities, printing and reproduction, other services, supplies and materials, and equipment.

  • Peace Corps: Peace Corps volunteers work with local community-based organizations and individuals to build capacity and mobilize communities around HIV/AIDS prevention, and care activities as well as treatment services with governmental and nongovernmental agencies, faith-based organizations, youth, PLWHA and others. Headquarters expenses include a program coordinator and two technical advisors.
     
  • Department of Defense (DOD): The DOD supports military-to-military HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention education, the development of policies for dealing with HIV/AIDS in a military setting, counseling, testing, and HIV-related palliative care for military members and their families, as well as clinical and laboratory infrastructure development. DoD activities will include:
    • Supporting, managing, and executing military HIV operations of field offices;
    • Directing and providing military specific scientific and technical assistance and monitoring of central cooperative agreements for field programs;
    • Coordinating DoD HIV activities with those of other USG agencies implementing the Emergency Plan; and,
    • Supporting international clinical HIV education for military personnel. DOD expenses include personnel, travel and transportation, rent, communications and utilities, printing and reproduction, other services, supplies and materials, and equipment.

     
  • Department of Labor: DOL currently manages GHAI-funded projects in Haiti, Nigeria, and Vietnam. FY 2006 funding is requested to implement additional activities in Haiti, Guyana, and Vietnam. The FY 2006 technical oversight and management funds will be programmed to provide monitoring and evaluation needed for these projects. These costs were funded in the COP budgets in FY 2005, but it has been determined that it is more appropriate to fund these costs in the headquarters budget.

This program will contribute to achieving critical Emergency Plan goals, including supporting prevention of seven million new HIV infections; supporting treatment for two million HIV-infected individuals; and supporting care for ten million people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, including orphans and vulnerable children.

Time Frame: FY 2006 - FY 2007

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