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Funding Opportunity Number:
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications:
May 25, 2013
Current Closing Date for Applications:
May 25, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
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Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
1. Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants that can apply for this funding opportunity are listed below:
Research institutions (that will perform activities deemed as non-research)
2. Cost Sharing or Matching:
Cost sharing or matching funds are not required for this program. Although there is no statutory match requirement for this FOA, leveraging other resources and related ongoing efforts to promote sustainability is strongly encouraged.
3. Maintenance of Effort:
Maintenance of Effort is not required for this program.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s International Emergency Refugee Health Branch (IERHB) announces the fiscal year (FY) 2013 availability of approximately $100,000 per year for the next five (5) years to promote the development of a cadre of skilled public health professionals who will focus on addressing the health concerns of populations affected by CHEs internationally by establishing a center for training in complex humanitarian emergencies. This FOA is designed to give CDC/IERHB a mechanism to achieve this goal by:
1. Creating a certificate program for public health graduate students in the US
2. Developing a US based fellowship program for international candidates from CHE-affected countries
3. Establishing a program to support international summer practicum experiences for graduate students in a US-based global health program.
a. Statutory Authorities: This program is authorized under Sections “§307, §301(a), (c), and §317(k) (1) of the Public Health Service Act, and include the parallel citation to 42 U.S.C. § 242l, 247b (k) (1), and 42 U.S.C. § 241(a), (c), as amended.
b. Problem Statement:
In the last several decades the number of complex humanitarian emergencies has increased – and with it, the importance of public health resource allocation.
CHEs cause serious disruption to society – whether it be a natural disaster or man-made. Natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes can cause catastrophic societal breakdowns and high mortality. There has been a marked increase in armed conflicts in the last half century. There were only 15 armed conflicts worldwide in 1950; this number has grown to at least 30 every year since 1978. It is estimated that more than 191 million people have died either directly or indirectly as a result of armed conflict in the 20th century. Armed conflict can be devastating to local populations – for example, 35-65% of all war-related injury and death involves non-combatants.
A complex humanitarian emergency is a crisis in a country, region or society, often associated with a natural, man-made, or biological disaster where:
• There is a breakdown of authority, which
• Requires an international response that goes beyond the capacity of any single agency and/or the UN country program.