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Cycle 1 Grant Recipients
The first PEER Health cycle included two focus areas: child survival and achieving the MDGs 4, 5, and 6 in Indonesia. Applicants were asked to submit a Concept Note of their research project. The concept notes that showed the most promise and alignment with the Global Health Initiative were invited to submit a full proposal to the RFA by February 1, 2013. Below are the grant recipients for Cycle 1.

Focus Area 1: Child Survival

Bangladesh - Project 125: Evidence-based Knowledge into Practice: Extending a Successful Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Program in Matlab into the Government Health System in Bangladesh
PI: Anisur Rahman, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
NIH Partner: Randall Kuhn, University of Denver

Cambodia - Project 15: Newborn Infection Control and Care Initiative for Health Facilities to Accelerate Reduction of Neonatal Mortality (NICCI)
PI: Chivorn Var, National Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
NIH Partner: Richard Oberhelman, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Kenya - Project 120: Feasibility and effectiveness of the baby friendly community initiative (BFCI) in Kenya: A pilot community trial in a rural setting
PI: Judith Kimiywe, Kenyatta University
NIH Partner: Stephen McGarvey, Brown University

Kenya - Project 175: Impact of PRONTO Training in Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care on 24 Hour Neonatal Mortality
PI: Onesmus Gachuno, University of Nairobi
NIH Partner: James Kiarie, University of Nairobi

Malawi - Project 5: Introducing "Option B+" in Malawi: Impact on child outcomes
PI: Frank Chimbwandira, Malawi Ministry of Health
NIH Partner: Matthias Egger, University of Bern

Mali - Project 85: Optimization of SMC delivery and its effects on the acquisition of malaria immunity
PI: Alassane Dicko, University of Bamako
NIH Partner: Patrick Duffy, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Mozambique - Project 64: Reducing loss-to-follow-up among HIV-exposed infants in central Mozambique
PI: Manuel Napúa, Beira Operations Research Center (CIOB)
NIH Partner: James Pfeiffer, University of Washington

Nepal - Project 32: Investigation of the effectiveness of national clean cookstoves program in Nepal in reducing Acute Respiratory Tract Infection in ≤ 5 children
PI: Sharat Verma, National Tuberculosis Center
NIH Partner: Kirk Smith, University of California, Berkeley

Sierra Leone - Project 17: Lassa fever pathobiology in children and during pregnancy
PI: Donald Grant, Lassa Fever Program Kenema Government Hospital
NIH Partner: Robert Garry, Tulane University School of Medicine

Uganda - Project 54: Assessing the effect of strengthening the referral of children from the private health sector and its impact on child survival in Uganda
PI: Anthony Mbonye, Makerere University School of Public Health
NIH Partner: Philip LaRussa, Columbia University

Uganda - Project 61: Development and evaluation of strategies to foster implementation of guidelines for diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis
PI: Achilles Katamba, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
NIH Partner: Adithya Cattamanchi, University of California at San Francisco

Focus Area 2: Indonesia

Indonesia - Project 16: Mosquito-borne arboviral surveys in Indonesia with a focus on Dengue vectors
PI: Isra Wahid, Universitas Hasanuddin
NIH Partner: David Severson, University of Notre Dame

Indonesia - Project 89: Implementation of PharmaCheck to assure the quality of IMCI drugs in Indonesia
PI: Iwan Ariawan, Universitas Indonesia
NIH Partner: Muhammad Zaman, Boston University

Indonesia - Project 115: Development of an antigen-capture immunoassay for the rapid diagnosis of acute leptospirosis
PI: Farida Handayani, Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia
NIH Partner: David AuCoin, University of Nevada, Reno

Indonesia - Project 158: Intensified antibiotic treatment plus low dose aspirin for tuberculous meningitis: a randomized clinical trial
PI: Rovina Ruslami, Universitas Padjadjaran
NIH Partner: H. Clifford Lane, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Indonesia - Project 163: Epidemiologic and genotypic analysis of active M. tuberculosis cases in Indonesia: Understanding the acquisition and transmission of drug-resistant tuberculosis
PI: Andani Eka Putra, Andalas University
NIH Partner: Megan Murray, Harvard Medical School