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Applications Due: Global Health Security Partnership Lab Capacity Grants

May 4, 2020

This CDC Center for Global Health is working to partner and build laboratory and biosurveillance capacity globally under this funding effort (CDC-RFA-GH20-2109) to reduce the risks of emerging infectious diseases and strengthen public health response to outbreaks. Grants are available to all types of organizations (government, academic, nonprofit, industry, etc.).

Supported activities include:

  • Assessing capacity of national reference, provincial and district labs
  • Identifying lab system focal points, defining a tiered services structure
  • Developing and implementing strategic lab plans
  • Mapping regional referral network for priority pathogens
  • Defining and circulating supporting policies and regulations
  • Establishing laboratory leadership, training, mentorship, peer-to-peer evaluation, biorisk management, quality assurance and proficiency testing programs
  • Building up molecular and microbiology methods, specimen collection, referral and biosafety standard operating procedures
  • Strengthen lab networks to ensure access to diagnostic testing
  • Establish national standards for specimen inventory management and tracking
  • Intensify mobilization of lab services and personnel during a public health emergency
  • Improve and increase outbreak testing and reporting capacities

The due date for applications is May 04, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

Learn more here.

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