USAID: Inviting Applications for improving Urban health in Asia

Donor Name: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID)
Fund name: Broad agency announcement: improving urban health in Asia
Funding Opportunity Number: BAA-OAA-RM-2017-ADDENDUM01
Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID) is seeking EOI from the eligible organizations and companies for its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for “Improving Urban Health in Asia”.

The purpose:
Achieving meaningful health outcomes in the growing number of urban centers of Asia requires an accurate understanding of the outcomes that matter to all segments of the urban population. This cannot be achieved without leadership and investment from local government institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector, nor can these outcomes be sustained over the long term without this local buy-in. Urban health, in particular, also requires collaboration far beyond the health sector to achieve lasting health and well-being.

Asia’s dynamism and development trajectory demands a shift in thinking beyond traditional development programming. Change agents—ranging from conventional thinkers to disruptive innovators—abound in Asia, providing partnership opportunities that can speed the development curve for health. We seek to partner with these change agents to catalyze new ways to solve problems in urban health.

USAID’s Health Priorities in Asia:
Four main themes guide the Asia Bureau/Health Team’s work:
1) Development programming that builds resilient and responsive health systems while maximizing sustainable impact on system performance and population health outcomes; this supports the larger agency goal of reducing poverty and managing maternal mortality, child health, and infectious disease threats.
2) Harnessing the evidence base to better understand sustainable solutions to health system challenges;
3) Enabling information sharing across Asia by building the institutional capacity of regional networks; and
4) Exploring intersections with other technical areas and partnering with the private sector to maximize potential for impact.

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Idea/Approach
2. Partnership Expectations and Values
3. Cost considerations/Co-financing
4. Ability to Participate
5. Diversity of Perspectives and Capabilities

Deadline: The closing date and time for Expressions of Interest (EOI) is March 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST.
Funding details link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291694
Budget limit: Not Found
Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: Not Found

Eligible organization:
1. USAID Asia Bureau, Global Health Bureau, and health office staff in the Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Laos, and Vietnam Missions will review Expressions of Interest (EOI) in accordance with the instructions and evaluation criteria set forth in this Addendum.
2. EOIs must indicate the development approach(es) that will deliver potential solutions to the Objective stated in Section II. Organizations are encouraged to collaborate with peer organizations that bring differing perspectives and/or comparative advantages. Organizations are also encouraged to think through innovative cost-sharing arrangements.
3. USAID is supportive of approaches that value collaboration as a component of the co-creation and co-resourcing process.
4. USAID will accept up to two EOIs from a single organization.

Submission mail:
EOIs must be emailed to AsiaUrbanHealthBAA@usaid.gov

Other important link:
World Cities Report 2016: http://wcr.unhabitat.org/main-report/
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/health/
Global Health Strategic Priorities: https://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health
Asian Development Bank: http://www.adb.org/sectors/health/issues/maternal-child-health
World Health Organization: Investing in Health, the Case For Newborn and Child Health: http://www.who.int/pmnch/topics/investinginhealth.pdf
Global Nutrition Report 2016, From Promise to Impact Ending Malnutrition by 2030: http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getfile/collection/p15738coll2/id/130354/filename/130565.pdf
Asian Development Bank: https://www.adb.org/features/water-sanitation-and-hygiene-healthy-asia-and-pacific
AIDS Data Hub: http://www.aidsdatahub.org/
World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs104/en/
World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/malaria/media/artemisinin_resistance_qa/en/
Asian Development Bank: http://www.adb.org/news/features/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-testing-asia-s-ability-address-emerging-diseases
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Global Burden of Disease 2015: http://ghdx.healthdata.org/gbd-results-tool

How to apply:
EOIs must be submitted in accordance with the following:
1. If a respondent does not follow the instructions set forth herein, the respondent’s EOI may be eliminated from further consideration.
2. USAID will not pay for any EOI preparation costs.
3. EOIs must be submitted in English.
4. All EOIs submitted in response to this Addendum are due no later than the closing date and time indicated in this Addendum.
5. EOIs submitted in response to this Addendum will be received by electronic submission only. Facsimile or hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.
6. EOIs must be emailed to AsiaUrbanHealthBAA@usaid.gov.
7. The EOI must not exceed four (4) pages in length. EOIs longer than four (4) pages will not be considered.
8. Respondents must use 8.5 by 11 inch (or A4) paper, single spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, and have margins no less than one inch on the top, bottom, and both sides. Number each page consecutively.
9. The EOI must be in .pdf and word versionst
10. The EOI must contain a cover page with the following information:
● Title: BAA for HARNESSING LOCAL INNOVATIONS, EXPERTISE, AND
PARTNERSHIPS TO SOLVE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES IN ASIA
● BAA Number: BAA-OAA-RM-2017
● Addendum No.: 1
● Name of the respondent:
● Respondent contact person, address, telephone number, and email address

 

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