USAID/Malawi: Grant on Child Health and Family Planning
The U. S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) and Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) are pleased to issue 5th round under the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health (MNCH/FP/RH) Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) Annual Program Statement.
Round-5 is focused on increasing the quality of health services to improve outcomes in maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, WASH, and malaria prevention and treatment in Malawi.
The purpose of the USAID/Malawi MOMENTUM activity is to support the GOM’s efforts to reduce maternal, newborn, and child morbidity and mortality through improved access and quality of health service delivery, with particular focus on MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria prevention and treatment, but also ensuring links to HIV and tuberculosis services as appropriate.
Under USAID/Malawi MOMENTUM activity, USAID plans to issue up to two (2) awards with the following funding ceilings:
Component 1 (One) – $52,000,000.00
Component 2 (Two) – $28,000,000.00
For USAID/Malawi MOMENTUM activity, the anticipated start date for the award(s) is on or about May 1, 2022. The anticipated length of the award (s) is 5 years.
The USAID/Malawi MOMENTUM award(s) will contribute to the selected MOMENTUM APS results. The intermediate results identified are specific to this Round only. Validating the needs and gaps within these results will take place throughout the APS co-creation process. Co-creation enables coordinated problem-solving and solution development, making it easier to identify opportunities for innovation and systems changes, and also offers a valuable platform for forging new network connections and partnerships through which to implement activities.
Result 1: Access to and use of evidence-based, quality MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria information, services, and interventions scaled-up and sustained.
Increased availability of evidence-based, quality MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria interventions in public and private sectors, including emergency care.
Improved person-centered care including provider-client interactions.
Increased demand for and utilization of quality MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria services.
Result 2: Capacity of host-country institutions, local organizations, and providers to deliver evidence-based, quality MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria services improved, institutionalized, measured, and documented, and are responsive to population needs.
Demonstrated ability of health systems actors to plan and sustainably manage MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria resources, for long-term sustainability.
Strengthened engagement with civil society, local institutions, community-based and faith-based organizations to narrow MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria equity gaps, improve quality of care, and hold health systems accountable.
Result 3: Adaptive learning and use of evidence in MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria programming increased through sustained host country technical leadership.
Availability and use of appropriate and timely data for decision-making in MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria policy and programs increased at the district level.
Knowledge generation, translation, and management strategies to support best practices in MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria policies and programs expanded at the district level.
Testing and adoption of innovative practices, including the use of digital health technologies, to improve MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria outcomes increased.
Contributions to district technical leadership in MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria by USAID-funded partners and USAID-supported countries increased.
Result 4: Cross-sectoral collaboration and innovative partnerships between MNCH/FP/RH and non-MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and malaria organizations increased.
Strengthen strategic, cross sectional, and innovative partnerships.
Applicants must submit USAID/Malawi MOMENTUM activity concept papers that present their proposed approach to achieve the MOMENTUM Results. Concept papers must be submitted by primes (including their prospective subs if considered) or pre-formed consortia only. No separate sub-awardee applications are accepted.
For USAID/Malawi MOMENTUM activity, interested applicants must submit concept papers to the Attention of Dion Glisan, the Agreements Officer, USAID/Malawi through email given on the website.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335698