Request for Activity Proposals under ASEAN-Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response (APIDDaR) Program

The Australian Government, through the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security (CHS) within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is requesting Activity Proposals for partnership grants under the ASEAN-Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response (APIDDaR) Program.

The APIDDaR Program is a component of the $300 million, five-year Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region managed by CHS.

Total funding allocated to the APIDDaR program is $28 million over three years from July 2019 to June 2022.

This request is for Activity Proposals to address health security issues in developing Southeast Asia (any of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia or Timor-Leste), Papua New Guinea and priority Pacific island countries (any of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands and Niue).

Please review the APIDDaR Program Invitation to Submit a Proposal, the Program Guidelines and the Investment Concept carefully before preparing and submitting a proposal to ensure you understand the requirements and are eligible to apply for funding.

The APIDDaR Program documents may be accessed following the links below:


The Australian Government’s Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region, launched on 8 October 2017, contributes to the avoidance and containment of infectious disease threats with the potential to cause social and economic harms on a national, regional or global scale. In 2018, as part of the Initiative’s foundational work, scoping missions to countries of Southeast Asia and the Pacific were conducted. The missions reported on the state of health security in the region and provided recommendations for investments. Between October and December 2018, the CHS convened a series of six domestic consultative workshops. Participants in these workshops were invited to discuss key health security issues and suggest directions and priorities to strengthen health security in the region.

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