International Technical, Operational and Professional Support Services II (ITOPSS 2.0)

Global Health Solutions

Project Details:


REGION: Africa, Asia, Middle East & North Africa

COUNTRY: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'lvoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Laos, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Uganda, Vietnam

SERVICE: Global Health Solutions

SECTOR: Health

PROJECT LENGTH: September 2011 – September 2017

Project Description

Through the International Technical, Operational and Professional Support Services II (ITOPSS 2.0) contract, QED worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve health outcomes worldwide. Activities occurred in 18 countries—including Cameroon, Egypt, Laos, Namibia, and Vietnam—as well as CDC’s Atlanta headquarters. ITOPSS 2.0 staff are placed in CDC country offices and country ministries of health, and provide technical assistance and expertise in a number of areas within the global health sector to support CDC’s efforts to eradicate and control dangerous diseases, achieve immunization goals, improve laboratories, and strengthen national health systems. QED technical staff range from a public health pediatrician working with Cameroon’s Ministry of Health to scale-up programs related to Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS(PMTCT), to a laboratory information specialist working with clinical and HIV labs in Vietnam. ITOPSS 2.0 staff are also supporting Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP) and related activities in 11 countries.

QED staff  worked to promote HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, surveillance of influenza and other infectious diseases, immunization activities, laboratory services and infrastructure, field epidemiology and training, and overall health systems strengthening under the ITOPSS 2.0 contract. QED has fielded and supported 33 technical staff members in 18 countries under 18 different task orders for CDC.