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 Expression of Interest (EOI) for Learning Sites under The Global Fund Round-9 India HIV-IDU grant
 Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA)

 Location: 5 Districts and 8 States
 Last Date: April 26, 2011
 Email: (Reference:


The Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) invites Expression of Interest (EOI) from NACO/SACS supported NGO’s who manage Targeted Intervention (TI) sites and work with Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) for contracting as Learning Sites under The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Round-9 India HIV-IDU Grant. 

THE GLOBAL FUND is a unique, public-private partnership and international financing institution dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents an innovative approach to international health financing. The Global Fund’s model is based on the concepts of country ownership and performance-based funding, which means that people in countries implement their own programs based on their priorities and the Global Fund provides financing on the condition that verifiable results are achieved. 

The EMMANUEL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (EHA) is the PRINCIPAL RECIPIENT (PR) for the IDU component of the GFATM Rd-9 HIV Grant. Following PR assessment the GFATM signed a grant agreement with EHA and the project rolled out on 01-October-2010 with assured funding during the Phase-1 of the project life. 

Upon directions of the Project Advisory Body of the GFATM Rd-9 India HIV-IDU grant a restricted call of EOI is being sought from the IDU TIs from only the following Districts / States:

DISTRICTS (5): Aizwal, Delhi, Dimapur, Imphal and Kolkata.

STATES (8): Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, and Uttar Pradesh. 

Project Objective is to strengthen the capacity, reach & quality of the HARM REDUCTION services for the Injecting Drugs Users. 

Project Scope:

1) Learning Sites will be training and demonstration centres for model Harm Reduction in IDUs.

2) Each Learning Site will be responsible for training about 400 Peer Educators (PEs) by 30-Sep-2012.

3) Each Learning Site will provide Supportive Supervision for 30 other Harm Reduction sites located within the specified area of each Learning Site.

4) Each Learning Site with support from Regional Technical Training Centres (specified Government Medical Colleges) will ensure implementation of Quality Assurance (QA) protocols at the 30 Harm Reduction sites where they are assigned to provide Supportive Supervision.

5) Each Learning Site will provide reintegration services for about 500 OST clients by 30-Sep-2012.

6) Each Learning Site will provide focused outreach services for IDU’s (especially FIDUs) and their sexual partners. 

Selection criteria:

(a) Essential:

1. The NGO/TIs should be involved with IDU program and enlisted by their respective SACS.

2. The NGO/TIs should have at least three (3) years experience in implementing programs for IDUs.

3. The NGO/TIs should be providing at least three IDU related Harm Reduction services as per NACO guidelines.

4. The NGO/TIs should have proven track record regarding administration, finance, community outreach services and possess basic infrastructure to serve as training/demonstration centre.

5. The NGO/TIs should NOT be a current Learning Site for any other Organization/Donor/Agency. 

(b) Desirable:

1. NGO/TIs currently providing OST services.

2. NGO/TIs who have over 50% of their Outreach Workers from the community.

3. NGO/TIs with a existing good network of IDUs.

4. NGO/TIs who possess adequate biomedical waste disposal practices. 

Submission requirements – Interested NGO/TI may kindly express interest and submit the following to in no more than three (3) A4 size pages before 5.00 pm on 26-April-2011

1. Applicant organization profile: (a) Name of the organization (b) Postal address (c) Contact person (d) Office telephone numbers (e) Fax (f) Mobile number of the contact person (g) Email IDs (h) Website if any 

2. Organization experience with total number of projects executed, projects executed related to HIV, projects with specific focus to IDU and harm reduction services 

3. Projects under execution during calendar year 2011, approximate value of projects under execution during calendar year 2011, currently available harm reduction services to community with operational location (geographical) details. 

4. Please mention about fulfillment of statutory requirements such as Society Registration, FCRA (NOT mandatory), Section 80G of IT Act (NOT mandatory), last 3 yrs audited accounts etc. 

Kindly mention in the Subject line of the email: “EOI for Learning Site in ________ District / State”

The decision of the Emmanuel Hospital Association shall be final, and no enquiries, or application for review, shall be entertained. The EHA reserves the right to cancel the call for restricted EOI without assigning any reason.

Project Director.




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