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

This request for proposals is now closed.

Owing to a technical problem which has now been rectified, several questions submitted before the 17 May deadline were not visible in the DFAT Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security inbox ( and therefore not answered before now. These questions, highlighted in red, are now answered in the document attached under the Questions and Answers section below.

As these answers were provided close to the deadline for receipt of proposals, some proponents may feel that their proposals should be revised in light of new information. If so, they may request an opportunity to submit revised proposals via email to or by calling +61 2 6261 3376. Any revisions should relate only to the new information provided, should clearly indicate where changes have been made, and should be submitted no later than five working days after the 31 May deadline.

The Australian Government, through the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security (CHS) within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), requested 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 was 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).

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

Questions and answers about the request

This request for proposals has now closed. The last day on which questions about the program were accepted was 17 May 2019. DFAT is not responding to questions received after 5pm AEST on that date.

Questions and answers about the request for activity proposals under the DFAT ASEAN Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response Program 31 May 2019 [Word 50 KB] | [PDF 230 KB]


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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