USAID funding opportunity in community health: Apply now!

May 26, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new funding opportunity for community health strengthening initiatives.

From USAID:

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is launching a new opportunity to advance community health in policies and systems in order to accelerate progress toward ending preventable child and maternal deaths, achieving an AIDS-free generation, and other goals in health and sustainable development. The Integrating Community Health Annual Program Statement will strengthen the role of community health approaches to support countries to achieve and sustain effective coverage of high-impact health and nutrition interventions at scale.

Applicants can contribute to strengthening community health by addressing one or more of the following objectives:

  1. Institutionalization: Develop efficient and effective linkages between community approaches and health and local systems.
  2. Measurement: Generate and use evidence and data for decision-making to promote scale, equity, and mutual accountability.
  3. Inclusive and effective partnerships: Improve coordination and collaboration between governments, civil society, and/or the private sector to implement and influence local and national policies and plans.

Please view the Integrating Community Health Annual Program Statement and Community Health Worker 2015 Focus for more information and eligibility requirements.

Applications for the Community Health Worker Focus are due by June 30, 2015. 

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