Support to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health
The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDH) in Georgia required support to meet the requirements for becoming a Principal Recipient of two grant awards: tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. An IDEAs staff member led a five-person Grant team in assisting with the preparation of mandated documents. The team contributed in several ways. They analyzed the availability of drugs and medical supplies and helped to project future needs. They assisted in assessing the management and operational capacity of the sub-recipients — the organizations that would implement programs and meet key indicators. The team reviewed the proposed organizational structure of the NCDC management unit and the staff terms of reference. A review of the information system engendered a series of workshops to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation systems for both tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The GMS team’s capacity-building activities have enabled NCDC to successfully move forward in implementing both projects.