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.
INTEGRATED ACTIVITY FLAG:
Activities in this narrative are related to Institut Haitien de l'Enfance (IHE), International Training and
Education Center on HIV (I-TECH), and TULANE narratives in strategic information; I-TECH in policy and
systems strengthening and in counseling and testing (CT); prevention of mother to child HIV transmission
(PMTCT); anti-retroviral (ARV) services; palliative care; and policy analysis and systems strengthening.
SUMMARY: Funding has been earmarked this year to acquire offshore technical assistance for the country
team in the area of monitoring and evaluation. Emphasis will be put on shaping up the Monitoring and
Evaluation (M&E) plan for the next five years as well as on data usage. The country office will continue to
provide a selected range of support to the United States Government (USG) implementing partners in order
to sustain their capacity to develop HIV/AIDS strategic information system. This supply-driven support will
enable the USG to leverage the impact of its overall contribution to the national HIV/AIDS program. It
encompasses: (i) hands-on technical assistance to collaborating partners by USG regional health
information officers already established in Haiti's 10 regional departments. They will coordinate partner
interventions and provide support in those skill-intensive domains in short supply in the country; (ii) cross
technical assistance among sites within the concept of "Centers of Excellence" and; (iii) sponsorship of
participation of local indigenous staff at international forums, workshops, and seminars with the objective of
developing in-country expertise in strategic information (SI). The emphasis areas are IT, USG database and
reporting systems. The primary beneficiaries are the MOH staff, community based organizations (CBOs),
non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other implementing organizations.
BACKGROUND: The USG has directly supported SI efforts since 2005 to ensure greater coordination of
activities including: 1) maintaining highly skilled professionals in the field that would not be otherwise
available; 2) consolidating investments in information technology and guaranteeing availability of data for
strategic information purposes. Five regional health information officers (RIOs) have been hired and
detailed to the regional departments of the country with each RIO covering more than one department. They
are seconded by the Ministry of Health (MOH) regional departments and travel throughout their assigned
region to provide support to the MOH, the sites, and local partners in health information systems
management, commodity and drug information management, and overall project management to ensure
that mechanisms are in place for the collection, processing, and analysis of data for decision making. RIOs
currently support 128 sites throughout the country.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 and FY 2007, funding was provided to support participation of local personnel at
international forums, workshops, and seminars with the objective of fostering a new breed of local SI
professionals, capable of filling their responsibilities within the established SI system. Several of those who
attended offshore courses are now taking part as trainers or mentors to the ongoing M&E training programs.
ACTIVITES AND EXPECTED RESULTS:
Activity 1: At no cost to the country team, CDC headquarters will provide a range of technical assistance to
the country team to support the formalization of an M&E plan, the formulation of PHE themes and
elaboration of corresponding protocols, and the use of data for decision making using the various databases
Activity 2: CDC Haiti will provide hands-on assistance through RIOs and cross-assistance among
participating sites. The five RIOs will travel throughout their assigned departments to support departmental
directorates, sites, and community-based local partners. To encourage best practices and foster sharing of
experiences, RIOs will encourage cross assistance among the sites, a practice by which the most
experienced field personnel at the referral sites travel to assist other personnel at peripheral sites.
CDC, through the RIOs, will provide leadership in the development, rolling out and maintenance of the data
management system aimed at supporting the national HIV/AIDS program. Additionally, CDC will establish
local area and regional networks for sharing of information within and between entities participating in the
program and located in their coverage area; provide hands-on assistance and on the job training to health
care providers, field data personnel, and regional authorities to enable them to perform data collection,
reporting and processing duties; support the data quality assurance process and participate in field data
validation visits and quality assurance circles; lead reengineering effort to establish work and data flow
suitable to the easy collection of data in all sub-systems related to the development of the program;
participate in the establishment and maintenance of a management by objective system with regular
monitoring of established targets and by involving the sites, departmental directorates and partners; and
maintain good relationships, interface and coordinate efforts with local authorities, facility personnel, and all
USG partners developing interventions in their assigned areas.
Activity 3: The USG team will support the development of in-country SI expertise through sponsorship for
field personnel to international workshops. Such sponsorship in FY 2005 and FY 2006 led to greater
involvement and leadership from sponsored professionals. Opportunities will be sought to train people in
management of community-based information systems. Among other areas of interest are: M&E, HIV/AIDS
surveillance, tuberculosis (TB)/HIV surveillance, information technology, survey methodologies and
techniques for conducting Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS), antenatal surveys and incidence reports,
and projections and estimation techniques.
Specifically, the USG team will regularly update the list of prospective training opportunities; identify
potential candidates in collaboration with the MOH and partners; work with selected participants on scope of
work to ensure application of workshops or seminar contents upon return; facilitate registration for
participants; support the logistics registration, room and boarding; and maintain a database of participants.
150 of local organizations provided with technical assistance for SI
30 individuals trained in SI including M&E, surveillance and HMIS
Activity Narrative: •Quality assurance / quality improvement and supportive supervision
•Monitoring, evaluation or reporting (or program level data collection)
•HIV Surveillance systems
•AIS, DHS, BSS or other population survey
•Other MOH staff
•Health care providers
KEY LEGISLATIVE ISSUES:
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS programs
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 17241
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
17241 3913.08 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 7701 3141.08 $350,000
Disease Control & Disease Control
Prevention and Prevention
9348 3913.07 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 5154 3141.07 $340,000
3913 3913.06 HHS/Centers for US Centers for 3141 3141.06 $115,000