Following a highly competitive application process and an extensive review of proposals, DFAT has selected a portfolio of partnerships to contribute to supporting improved health outcomes in the region. Contract negotiations are now underway. DFAT is unable to provide personal feedback to unsuccessful applicants, however, generic feedback across all applications is available here.
Successful applicants can find partner resources here.
The pandemic’s impacts on health service delivery – including routine immunisation and sexual and reproductive health services – have been severe. In many cases progress in the fight against communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been reversed. At the same time, there are opportunities to build on investments made during the acute phase of the pandemic.
In response to the priorities of partner countries, DFAT invited proposals through an open and competitive call to address communicable and non-communicable disease control. This includes activities focused on strengthening capacity to prevent, prepare and respond to infectious disease threats; prevention, detection and early treatment of NCDs; health promotion, and mental health and suicide prevention. DFAT is inviting proposals which will target and directly pursue gender equality and disability inclusive outcomes, in addition to projects which will support the engagement of Australian First Nations people in the delivery of activities.
This call for proposals was also a mechanism through which to apply for funding under the 10% "Set Aside" within Australia's contribution to the 7th replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (2024 to 2026). Proposals which focus on HIV, TB, malaria and health system strengthening, and which support Global Fund grants and objectives, will be considered as potential Global Fund Set Aside activities.