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: 2012
The K4Health/Nigeria Web-based Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) Program is a two-year project that will provide opportunities for Laboratory Scientists to continuously improve their knowledge, update and sharpen old skills, acquire new ones, and broaden their horizons. CMLE is one of the strategies for continuous quality improvement of Clinical and Public Health Laboratory services. The objectives of this project are to (1) increase Medical Laboratory Scientists' access to quality CMLE programs, and in turn, improve the skills and proficiencies of laboratory professionals; (2) develop and build local capacity to design, implement, and manage a quality and sustainable CMLE program; and (3) institutionalize the consistent use of standard-CMLE credits as a requisite for licensure. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication will work closely with and support the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) and the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) to achieve these objectives. By working side-by-side with leaders and staff at MLSCN and AMLSN, the K4Health team will build their capacity and leadership to manage and implement this project from the onset. By the end of this project (September 18, 2013), at least 50% of Medical Laboratory Scientists (from a baseline that will be determined at the commencement of the project) will earn a CMLE credit from the MLSCN through the K4Health/Nigeria Web-based CMLE program. In COP12, JHU/K4Health will support the development and implementation of sustainability/Exit strategies and ensure smooth graduation of the CMLE program to the local entities (AMLSN AND MLSCN), in addition to conducting program outcome/impact assessment.
FY2012 funding will support the development of Continuous Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) courses, by the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), the accreditation and assigning of credits to the CMLE courses by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), and more importantly, support the development of sustainability strategies. JHU/K4Health will provide the needed technical support and capacity building for all of these. In COP2012, JHU/K4Health will support the AMLSN and the MLSCN to expand available courses in the CMLE program, support the procurement of a local portal (through sub-grants) that will host the CMLE courses as a key sustainability strategy in addition to supporting continued capacity building of MLSCN and the AMLSN around all dimensions of eLearning, including eLearning instructional design methodology, the course development process, and use of the course authoring software. The two local organizations will further be supported by JHU/K4Health to develop CMLE Program sustainability plan and its implementation and ensure a smooth transition of the entire program management and administration to the local entities. The outcome and impact assessment of the funded program will also be undertaken in conjunction with USAID and the Local Partners. It is envisaged that by the end of FY2013, the MLSCN would have developed a policy that would require the use of CMLE credits as a pre-requisite for professional licensure; and that AMLSN would have developed capacity for the management and admistration of online CMLE program and ensured its continuous use by its members for professional development and proficiency improvement.