Strengthening the Management and Services of the Women's and Children's Hospitals in Kabul


The primary goal of this project is to improve the quality of care at health institutions in Afghanistan Hospital by developing effective leadership and management and improving operations. The funding will provide essential material resources within budgetary limitations for patient care, operations, facility management and for grant activities related to leadership and management development. To create equitable and high quality care through the acceptance and delivery of donated medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and technology-related training for physicians, nurses, midwives, and other health care workers at hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of the Secretary
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: This project has concluded. It assisted Afghanistan in the development and strengthening of maternal and child health clinics and hospital systems by creating equitable and high quality obstetrical and gynecological and infant care at RBH and developing an evidence-based and culturally appropriate Obstetrical/ Gynecological residency program and continuing education program for practicing physicians. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Section 103 (a) (1); Section 103 (a) (7) of Public Law 107-327; Public Health Service Act, Section 307.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applications may be submitted by non-profit entities with offices in the United States and partner country or incorporated and headquartered in the United States with offices in the United States. Additionally, organizations or consortiums of organizations, including faith-based and community based organizations, that have collective experience with accepting donated medical technology, upgrading drug formularies, training health care providers, local and international transportation, and other logistics are encouraged to apply for a grant under this announcement.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Underserved women and children receiving services.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application kits may be requested by calling (240) 453-8822 or writing to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Assistant Secretray for Health (OASH), Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852.
Award Procedure
Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be incomplete or arrive after the deadline will be returned without comment. Accepted applications will be reviewed for technical merit in accordance with HHS policies. Applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of experts and of peer reviewers. Funding decisions will be determined by the Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Division of the Office Global Health Affairs and will take into consideration the recommendations and ratings of the review panel; program needs, stated preferences; program relevance and, availability of funds.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 30 days from the application deadline date.
Not Applicable.
> 180 Days. Project period is for up to 3 years with annual renewals and budget periods and are contingent upon available funding.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be screened by OGHA staff for completeness and for responsiveness to the program guidance. Applicants should pay strict attention addressing these criteria, as they are the basis upon which applications will be judged. Those applications judged to be non-responsive or incomplete will be returned to the applicant without review. Applications that are complete and responsive to the guidance will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group specifically convened for this solicitation and in accordance with HHS policies and procedures. As part of the initial merit review, all applications will receive a written critique. All applications recommended for approval will be discussed fully by the ad hoc peer review group and assigned a priority score for funding. Eligible applications will be assessed according to the listed criteria in the Federal Register announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to cover costs of: personnel; consultants; grant related office supplies and software; grant related travel (domestic only); educational, promotional and evaluation materials; and other grant related costs. Funds shall not be used to fund direct health care services or equipment for patients (e.g. diagnostic tests, screening equipment, treatment, etc.). Also, funds may not be used for: building alterations or renovations, construction, screening supplies or equipment, incentives and prizes, food, fund raising activities, political education and lobbying, and other activities that are not grant related.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees will submit quarterly an annual technical reports that include a detailed discussion of the process, impact, outcome and evaluation of the Program. Grantee must submit Cash Reports on a minimum schedule of each quarter throughout the budget period. Grantees will submit quarterly an annual technical reports that include a detailed discussion of the process, impact, outcome and evaluation of the Program. Grantee must submit an annual Financial Status Report (SF-269) in accordance with provisions of the general regulations which apply under â₏œMonitoring and Reporting Program Performance,â₏ 45 CFR parts74 and 92. The performance monitoring report is due annually.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period is for up to 3 years with annual renewals and budget periods and are contingent upon available funding. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Office of Global Health Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., S.W., Room 639 H
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: (202) 690-6174
Fax: (202) 690-7127.
Headquarters Office
Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: (240) 453-8449.
Website Address .
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $0; FY 12 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Specific program requirements are contained in the application instructions, the Federal Register announcement, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement (DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 90-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994); 45 CFR 100 applies.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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