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CBEP Biosurveillance in Middle East/North Africa

DTRA Cooperative Biological Engagement ProgramThe Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) is seeking to identify interested sources capable of performing a One Health E-Surveillance Initiative (OHSI) in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.

The OHSI would support the sustainable and collaborative development of electronic surveillance (e-Surveillance) systems in the countries of Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The incumbent executing the OHSI will be required to conduct in-country assessments, set up working groups in each country, and facilitate the working groups to produce e-surveillance strategic plans.

This project is not meant to prescribe a technology or specific software solution. Instead, the strategic plans developed should utilize current information and communication technology (ICT) capacities within MENA countries and provide guidelines for them to address solutions and successfully implement interoperable e-surveillance.

The scope of work includes technical, training, and management support services required to foster increased use of e-surveillance, including infectious diseases, in the MENA region and to lay the ground work for the sustained and reasoned application of electronic public health tools.

Further details are available via Solicitation Number: J3CTB_MENA.

Editor’s Note: A tangent RFI for Baseline CBEP Biosecurity, Biosurveillance Assessments in Africa (eastern and southern Africa) was also recently issued by DTRA.

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