PEPFAR's annual planning process is done either at the country (COP) or regional level (ROP).
PEPFAR's programs are implemented through implementing partners who apply for funding based on PEPFAR's published Requests for Applications.
Since 2010, PEPFAR COPs have grouped implementing partners according to an organizational type. We have retroactively applied these classifications to earlier years in the database as well.
Also called "Strategic Areas", these are general areas of HIV programming. Each program area has several corresponding budget codes.
Specific areas of HIV programming. Budget Codes are the lowest level of spending data available.
Expenditure Program Areas track general areas of PEPFAR expenditure.
Subdivisions of Program Areas, these track general higher level sub-classifications of expenditure.
Subdivisions of Major categories, these are the most detailed expenditure data.
Cross-cutting attributions are areas of PEPFAR programming that contribute across several program areas. They contain limited indicative information related to aspects such as human resources, health infrastructure, or key populations programming. However, they represent only a small proportion of the total funds that PEPFAR allocates through the COP process. Additionally, they have changed significantly over the years. As such, analysis and interpretation of these data should be approached carefully. Learn more
PEPFAR sets targets using the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) System - documentation for which can be found on PEPFAR's website at https://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance/. As with most data on this website, the targets here have been extracted from the COP documents. Targets are for the fiscal year following each COP year, such that selecting 2016 will access targets for FY2017. This feature is currently experimental and should be used for exploratory purposes only at present.
Years of mechanism: 2008
Since the beginning of the epidemic in Botswana, training in HIV/AIDS has focused on providing practicing
health workers with information and skills to enable them to offer new HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and
care services in public facilities as they are developed and rolled out nationally. Pre-service training in
HIV/AIDS for nurses and other allied health workers has not kept pace with these developments and has
only recently been integrated into pre-service curricula. The Institutes of Health Sciences (IHS), a tertiary
institution for the training of health personnel located under the MOH, trains the vast majority of nurses and
other allied health workers for the country. The IHS consists of eight health training institutes with over
1,500 students. A basic diploma is offered in general nursing, medical laboratory technology, pharmacy
technology, dental therapy, health education and environmental health. Post-basic level courses are
offered in midwifery, family nurse practice, community health nursing and nurse anesthesia. Since 2003,
USG has provided technical assistance to IHS for the integration of Prevention of Mother-to-Child
Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) into the midwifery curriculum, strengthening HIV/AIDS content and teaching
in all program areas and has provided HIV/AIDS informational resources to faculty and libraries. The
overall aim of this capacity building is to develop high-quality pre-service training in HIV/AIDS. In addition to
curricula and faculty development, a workplace program to provide HIV education and services to both
faculty and students is currently being established at the Institutes in collaboration with the MOH National
Wellness Program for Health Workers. Additional training and support materials for use in the national
program and in the Institutes will be needed in 2008. 2007 Achievements: Developed a long-term strategic
plan for capacity building at IHS Gaborone; provided technical expertise for faculty updates on PMTCT and
HIV, (infant feeding, early infant testing, caring for caregivers); established resource corners (computer unit
with HIV/AIDS information) in 8 Institutes and provided training for students and staff; developed
competencies and integrated HIV/AIDS into the course content for the nursing program; established
workplace wellness program for health workers. 2008 Plans: Evaluate the capacity building activities to date
and identify capacity building gaps and needs related to HIV/AIDS pre-service training; design and
implement a long-term capacity building strategy for all Institutions; develop HIV/AIDS competencies and
integrate HIV/AIDS information and skills development into IHS course plans for Pharmacy Technology,
Dental Technology, and Community Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery programs;
develop a system for regularly integrating in-service HIV training into pre-service training and keeping
faculty up to date; provide mentoring for the MOH HIV Training Coordinator and assist in the development
of annual MOH pre-service work plans; develop three additional wellness modules; develop support tools to
be used in conjunction with training and during follow-up.