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.
Johns Hopkins University, Knowledge for Health (K4H) Program will work with the Lesotho National AIDS Commission (NAC) partnership Forum, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and their Research Unit, and key stakeholders, to build capacity and develop and strengthen knowledge management systems to facilitate the capturing, synthesizing and sharing of HIV/AIDS knowledge and information, thereby addressing information needs, improving program implementation and collaboration, and making use of new technologies to better share information and experiences. This activity contributes to the health systems strengthening and strategic information pillars of the Partnership Framework and will help strengthen the health systems and capacity building thematic areas of the Lesotho National Strategic Plan (NSP). K4H will develop the capacity of strategically placed local institutions to better manage and disseminate HIV materials and information, encouraging and facilitating their use in the design, harmonization and implementation of HIV programs throughout the country.
Strengthening the knowledge and information management capacity of the NAC, MOH and other key stakeholders benefits a range of individuals and organizations working in health, education, the community, the government and the private sector in Lesotho, including: health program managers and providers, community, faith-based and non-governmental organizations, networks of PLWHA and support organizations, focal point units and individuals in government, planners and policy makers, researchers, advocates and the media.
Family planning is a health-related wraparound cross-cutting key issue within this activity. The K4H program has considerable linkage and experience with family planning and is therefore uniquely positioned to improve the integration of HIV/AIDS and family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) for better health outcomes within programs in Lesotho.
In COP FY2011, K4Health will continue to provide TA and support for the following activities:
Contine support for a national HIV/AIDS clearinghouse using NAC's national AIDS resource center as the focal point for support. Build capacity at NAC and within targeted thematic groups (i.e., Prevention Thematic Working Group) to document key activities and programs in-country and to improve dissemination methods for delivering best practices and messaging materials to target audiences (gen pop, health service providers, district management teams, etc.) Link the Lesotho K4Health activities back to regional efforts around sharing knowledge and best practices; linking Lesotho to the regional Web portal and contextualizing broader regional efforts to within K4Health's in-country activities.
K4H will work with the Lesotho National AIDS Commission (NAC) partnership Forum, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and their Research Unit, and key stakeholders to create National HIV/AIDS resource and information sharing systems for Lesotho that will serve as the key source of evidence-based information on HIV/AIDS in Lesotho. Since prevention is a key priority focus area under the partnership framework, initial emphasis will focus on the collection, adaptation and dissemination of relevant prevention information.
Specific activities under the project include: Develop a national HIV/AIDS clearinghouse that provides easy access to all relevant, evidence-based, research, programmatic materials, tools, communication materials, policy and advocacy information, and a directory of HIV/AIDS services and programs in Lesotho. Materials would be accessible in electronic, hard copy, and audio-visual formats.
Develop the capacity of key stakeholders to document key activities and programs and their significance in the HIV/AIDS response and to repackage key information for specific target audiences.
Develop a Lesotho web portal for HIV/AIDS. The clearinghouse would develop a dynamic, easy-to-use web portal to provide country-wide access to resources and a forum for program managers, health communicators, researchers, trainers, and policy makers to share experiences, strategies, approaches and lessons learned.
Develop the capacity of key stakeholders to host electronic and face to face forums at national and district level, to discuss current issues on HIV/AIDS.
Provide a virtual online training center. K4H will work with key strategic partners, including the MCC, to develop a series of e-learning courses targeted to a range of audiences, including public health practitioners, program managers, health communication specialists, and volunteers country-wide, giving them access to training, knowledge and skills.
Build local capacity by creating or strengthening existing district and community level "learning centers" that will be linked to and collaborate with the clearinghouse.