Pacific Infectious Disease Prevention (PIDP) and ASEAN-Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response (APIDDaR) programs
In March 2019, DFAT opened a call for proposals under the Health Security Initiative for country-specific and multi-country activities to strengthen infectious disease detection, prevention and response in the Indo-Pacific region. Two streams of funding have been established:
The Pacific Infectious Disease Prevention (PIDP) program is limited to PNG, the Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste. PIDP supports activities to mitigate infectious disease threats through support for infection prevention and control; vector (mosquitoes and other insects) control; surveillance of infectious diseases, immunisation coverage and treatment-resistance in pathogens and vectors. The total funding allocated to this program is $25 million over 2019-2022.
- The ASEAN-Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response (APIDDaR, covering both the Pacific and Southeast Asia) program helps to build capacity to detect and respond to disease outbreaks through laboratory strengthening; workforce development (particularly for the field epidemiology workforce); and improved outbreak detection and management systems. The total funding allocated to this program is $28 million over 2019-2022.
As at November 2019, the Centre for Health Security is undertaking a collaborative design process with a group of preferred partner organisations, who were selected on the basis is demonstrated organisational capacity and activity concepts.