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.
Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems: $250,000
The intended outcome of an effective pharmacovigilance system is the prevention and/or early detection of
medicine problems, leading to reduced morbidity and mortality from medicine use related adverse events
and reduction in overall treatment costs. The focus of this effort will be geared to HIV/AIDS-related
medicines. However, implementing a systems approach for supporting HIV/AIDS medicines safety will also
strengthen other programs such as malaria, TB, child health, etc. As a first step, the Rational
Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program (RPM Plus), Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program
(SPS) predcessor project, engaged key stakeholders to adopt a framework for pharmacovigilance that
incorporates active surveillance of adverse events and ensure public health program participation.
To build on this and other investments by other donors, SPS will work with the Vietnam Administration for
AIDS Control (VAAC) and PEPFAR implementers to introduce an active approach to adverse event
monitoring and reporting and medicines safety for antiretroviral medicines. SPS will also provide technical
assistance to Hanoi University of Pharmacy (HUP) to develop a Global Fund Round 10 proposal for
pharmacovigilance system strengthening.
The strategy will build on existing human and institutional resources, and reinforce sustainability, so that the
pharmacovigilance system can be strengthened through a phased and modular approach.
1. Technical assistance to support HUP in developing a long-term strategy and proposal to the Ministry of
Health and a funding proposal to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)
(approximate budget $88,500) April 2009 to December 2009
Activity: Provide technical assistance to HUP to develop a long-term strategy and proposal to the Ministry of
Health and a proposal on pharmacovigilance system strengthening to GFATM Round 10.
Expected outputs: HUP long-term strategy and proposal to MOH, GFATM Round 10 proposal
Expected outcome: GFATM pharmacovigilance grant awarded to Vietnam
2. Technical assistance on active surveillance of antiretroviral medicines (approximate budget $161,500)
April 2009 to April 2010
Activity: SPS will assist the Ministry of Health to link public health programs to the "new" pharmacovigilance
system. Initial activities will focus on the ART program and SPS will work with VAAC and PEPFAR partners
to develop program guidance and tools, including standard operating procedures for pharmacovigilance
activities, and training materials.
Expected outputs: program guidance documents and tools, training materials, activity report
Expected outcomes: HIV program providing safety information to DI-ADR Centre
SPS will coordinate with and leverage existing resources in Vietnam, including the Supply Chain
Management System project (SCMS).
New/Continuing Activity: New Activity