Expansion of seasonal influenza vaccination programs in low and middle income countries
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-IP16-1607 Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryFunding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: HealthCFDA Number: 93.318Eligible Applicants Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher educationOthers (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Agency Name: HHS-CDC-NCIRDClosing Date: Jun 22, 2016Award Ceiling: $2,000,000Expected Number of Awards: 1Creation Date: Apr 22, 2016Funding Opportunity Description: Each year, influenza results in the death of an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide, along with millions of hospitalizations. In high-income countries, influenza is a common cause of hospitalization and death, and leads to substantial costs in terms of medical care and in lost productivity. As a result, annual influenza immunization programs have been conducted in most high-income countries for decades, generally targeting persons at the highest risk of severe complications. However, influenza vaccines are underused in most low and middle income countries. In 2015, fewer than half of countries had ongoing influenza vaccine programs, and only a few such programs existed in low-income countries. As more information has become available on the need for influenza prevention in low and middle-income countries and the efficacy and safety of vaccines in these settings, global health age...
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