Policy on Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance is Revoked
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February 12, 2021 

Related Announcements

NOT-OD-19-079 - Revised Guidance on Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance

NOT-OD-17-083 - Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance

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This Notice rescinds guidance previously issued on June 23, 2017 (NOT-OD-17-083) and February 19, 2019 (NOT-OD-19-079) concerning NIH’s implementation of the requirements for Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) policy.

On January 28, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Memorandum (“Memorandum on Protecting Women's Health at Home and Abroad”) revoking the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” (PLGHA) policy. Effective immediately, implementation and enforcement of the PLGHA standard provisions are waived for all current National Institutes of Health grant and cooperative agreement awards. This applies to grants and cooperative agreement awards to direct recipients, from a non-governmental pass-through entity, or as a subrecipient of a domestic or other foreign NGO.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OER)
Telephone: 301-435-0938
Email: GrantsCompliance@od.nih.gov

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