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Emergency Response and Recovery Supplemental Funding for GHSA Support

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Burial team in PPE in transit to funeral of Ebola patient (2015). Credit: Umid Sharapov, M.D., M.Sc.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Response and Recovery Branch may have funds available to support emergency activities in response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, and/or global cholera outbreak response.

This competitive funding is limited to partners already funded under NOFO GH16-1719.

The effort supports the achievement of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) targets that focus on improving global public health emergency rapid response through international, regional, national, and local partnerships. Its purpose is to support rapid response efforts to mitigate the adverse public health effects of infectious disease outbreaks, humanitarian crises (such as natural disasters, armed conflict, and famine) and other public health emergencies.

This funding supports multiple priorities of Healthy People 2020, including: The global health priority to improve public health and strengthen U.S. national security through global disease detection, response, prevention, and control strategies The burden of non-communicable diseases in emergency settings The improvement of the nation’s ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEICs).

The total amount awarded will be based on available funding and number of approved applications.

Additional details are available via Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH16-17190201SUPP19.

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