The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is seeking capability statements from vendors to develop and implement a clinical training program in East Africa in support of the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP).
CBEP aims to enhance partner countries’ capacity to identify a possible public health emergency of international concern and to trigger an effective health system investigation and response. Training of clinicians and health practitioners should be geared towards providers of medical services in resource limited environments and should enable the medical practitioners to identify and diagnose cases of disease and flag those which may be caused by a U.S. Select Agent or Toxin and triage patients accordingly.
To this end, CBEP seeks support from a recognized training entity with international experience and established rapport. The performer should demonstrate their ability to work with the host government in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in order to adapt clinical training material according to local requirements, and is recognized as objective, non-commercial and highly competent in this field.
CBEP is not interested in training programs that focus on individual diseases, without leading the clinician through how to realistically (within their district setting) identify the notifiable diseases, based on their clinical signs and laboratory features.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: J3CTB01242013. The response deadline is February 8, 2013.