Applications Invited for Medicines Quality Assurance Systems Strengthening Program Grant

Last Date - 19 Mar, 2020


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. USAID's mission statement, adopted in May 2013, is "to partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing the security and prosperity of the United States.” USAID's decentralized network of resident field missions is drawn on to manage U.S. Government (USG) programs in low-income countries for a range of purposes.

  • Disaster relief

  • Poverty relief

  • Technical cooperation on global issues, including the environment

  • U.S. bilateral interests

  • Socioeconomic development

About the Grant:

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is conducting market research on the capability of firms to provide services in the area of medicines quality assurance systems strengthening in LMICs, including support for local manufacturing.

The goal of the MQASSP APS is to sustainably strengthen medical product quality assurance systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) including advancing global innovations in this area. The purpose of this APS is to publicize the USG’s plan to fund one or multiple grants or cooperative agreements to address the goal of the APS.

The APS expected results include:

Objective 1: Governance for medical product quality assurance systems improved.

Objective 2: Country and regional regulatory systems to assure the quality of medical products in the public and private sectors improved.

Objective 3: Financial resources for medical product quality assurance optimized and increased.

Objective 4: Supply of quality-assured essential medical products of public health importance increased.

Objective 5: Global medical product quality assurance learning and operational agenda advanced.

Funding Opportunity Title: Medicines Quality Assurance Systems Strengthening Program (MQASSP)

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement Grant

Category of Funding Activity: Health

Expected Number of Awards: 3

Estimated Total Program Funding: $180,000,000

Award Ceiling: $160,000,000


U.S. and non-U.S. public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, and non-governmental organizations, are eligible to submit a concept paper.

Further, the organization must be a legally recognized organizational entity under applicable law, legally registered in a country within the geographic code 937ollowing areas, including in Low-and Middle-Income Countries as described in the RFI letter attached.

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