RFA: Private Partnerships for Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health in Senegal
The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub is seeking applications from eligible applicants to fund a program entitled Private Partnerships for Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health in Senegal.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works to improve the health status of Senegal’s women, children, and other vulnerable populations. USAID/Senegal is supporting the health sector to help Senegal advance further along its journey to self-reliance. Self-reliance in health is a function of Senegal’s capacity and commitment to deliver and finance health care in partnership with public and private sectors, civil society, community, and faith-based organizations.
USAID is looking to co-invest with a private sector firm to address some of Senegal’s challenges in improving reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and, adolescent health (RMNCAH). It seeks a company with the creativity to bring innovative solutions to RMNCAH service-delivery issues and the capacity to implement those solutions. In doing so, a key measurement of the success of the innovations would be tangible examples of increased availability and utilization of RMNCAH products or services.
The Activity seeks an evidence-based implementation approach with the greatest chance of success in achieving one or more of the following objectives
Increase the volume and range of locally produced maternal-child-adolescent-health-essential generic drugs available in the Senegalese market.
Broaden the sub-national geographic distribution of locally produced maternal child adolescent health essential generic drugs in Senegal.
Apply innovations in maintaining adherence with quality assurance standards and improvements in creative marketing for locally produced RMNCAH-essential generic drugs distributed and competitive in the Senegal pharmaceutical market.
Concept Option 2: Applying New Telecommunication and Information Technologies to RMNCAH Service Delivery
The Activity for Option 2 needs an evidence-based implementation approach with the greatest chance of success in achieving the following objectives.
Increase the geographic outreach of RMNCAH service delivery through telecommunication and remote electronic access connecting health care users with RMNCAH service providers.
Through the utilization of telecommunication and information technologies, improve patient monitoring, timeliness of care, and provider-patient communications for RMNCAH services within the healthcare system.
Expand the telecommunication and remote information access alternatives for training, supervision and health worker management for RMNCAH service delivery.
Concept Option 3: New Ideas to Improve and Increase RMNCAH Services or Outcomes
The total estimated amount of funding available is $720,000. The total value of each award is estimated to range from $100,000 to $500,000.
To be eligible for award under this opportunity, an applicant must demonstrate that it falls into one of the grantee categories:
Private Sector Companies – both local and international firms.
Foreign Organizations (referred to as non-U.S. NGOs): either nonprofit or for-profit organizations that meet the definition.
Non-profit Organizations: Organizations that meet the definition.
Government entities are not eligible to apply.
Additionally, an applicant must be officially registered and working in compliance with all applicable civil and fiscal regulations, including but not limited to pertinent local laws and status. In lieu of official registration, an applicant may still be eligible for award if it shows proof of effort to secure registration, exemption from registration, or cause for why registration is not optional or practicable.
For more information, visit https://westafricatradehub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/RFA-WATIH-1408_Senegal-RMNCAH-Activity-2_English-Version.pdf