Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (DGCS until 2015)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA'
This program was originally approved in March 2006, and updated in 2010 and 2013 (the latter only for the UNIDO component). The approved amount was of 22.665.849,00 Euro, 20.249.849,00 of which contracted to the implementing body (Istituto Superiore di Sanità-ISS), 450.000,00 directly managed by DGCS for M&E activities and 900.000,00 for an “independent external evaluation” from an International Organization (at a later stage UNIDO was identified). With reference to the allocated DGCS funds, the project contracted to ISS, three components were identified: training of medical personnel at provincial level, set up of a vaccines’ production line (the only public-private structure of South Africa, i.e. the BIOVAC, has been strengthened), set up (in terms of personnel and delivery) of the structures used for the vaccine trials (the trial themselves are under ISS own funding). This program is on-going for the UNIDO evaluation component of the structures involved in the trials (ended in August 2014, but with an additional year of follow up for trial “protocols” reasons) even if a preliminary evaluation of March 2014 has already shown satisfactory oucomes. read more close
|2008||€ 8,014,896||€ 5,299,985|