Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 12008
Country/Region: Botswana
Year: 2014
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: Bloomberg School of Public Health
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $0 Additional Pipeline Funding: $1,250,000

NOTE: The following is taken from summaries released by PEPFAR on the PEPFAR Data Dashboard. They are incomplete summary paragraphs only and do not contain the full mechanism details. When the full narratives are released, we will update the mechanism pages accordingly.

Both the GHI and Partnership Framework strategies highlight scaling up of cost-effective VMMC as a priority for reducing new HIV infections in Botswana. Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) supports CDC and GoB in promoting primary prevention of HIV by building technical and management capacity of the government to scale up VMMC services. However, the high-cost per patient circumcised and failure of the national program to meet prior COP targets resulted in a denial of FY 2013 COP VMMC program funds by OGAC. In FY 2014, CDC adopted a cost-efficient single-partner model mandating Jhpiego to implement all field activities related to VMMC with remaining FY 2012 COP funds amounting to $1,064,188, which were to last until February 2014. However, OGAC released a further $1,600,000 for Jhpiego to implement activities until the cooperative agreement ends in September 2014. Jhpiego will continue to support three dedicated teams in Gaborone, Kweneng East and Mahalapye districts. The teams will provide surgical and PrePex device services in outreach catchment areas of the host district. The target age for surgical and PrePex device services is =13 years and =18 years, respectively. A total of 12,000 circumcision procedures will be performed in FY 2014. A focused, “personalized” demand creation approach targeting communities in host districts will be implemented. Jhpiego will also provide limited TA for EIMC and PrePex device services. Jhpiego will complete the analysis and disseminate results of the Evaluation of the Acceptability and Safety of the PrePex Device for Adult Male Circumcision in Botswana. Continuous M&E and RDQA of routine VMMC data will continue to ensure the project conforms to reporting requirements.

Mechanism Allocation by Budget Code for Selected Year
Biomedical Prevention: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (CIRC) $0
Mechanism Target Information

Since COP2014, PEPFAR no longer produces narratives for every mechanism it funds. However, PEPFAR has now included performance targets or indicator information for each mechanism based on the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) system. The MER guidance is available on PEPFAR's website Note that COP years 2014-2015 were under a previous version of the MER system and the indicators and definitions may have changed as of the new 2.0 guidance.

This mechanism has no published performance targets or indicators.

Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Workplace Programs
End-of-Program Evaluation