Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014 2015 2016

Details for Mechanism ID: 16727
Country/Region: Central America Region
Year: 2014
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0 Additional Pipeline Funding: N/A

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.

The Bridge USAID Program for Strengthening the Central America Response to HIV/AIDS (USAID/PASCA) will implement specific country activities in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama, as well as regional activities that cover all Central America and Honduras. The focus of the project is policy and systems strengthening activities that are pillars of the Partnership Framework in the region and keys principles of GHI. Activities support responses to HIV in the following strategic areas: a) planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating national HIV strategic plans; b) advocacy and political dialog to strengthen the response to HIV, and c) business sector involvement including workplace policies on HIV. Main activities are to provide technical assistance and training to: strengthen and evaluate information systems to respond to HIV; analyze policies, develop studies on HIV policies, and implement policies; improve institutional capabilities of governmental, non-governmental, and business-sector organizations in strategic planning, resource management, and network and alliance development; strengthen organizational capacity of MARPs NGOs; develop policy-level dialogue related to sexual and gender-based violence that ensures the participation of multi-sectorial representatives in the design, implementation and monitoring of SGBV activities.

Sustainability: The project provides technical assistance to MOHs, civil society and the private sector to build the skills they need to be leaders in their programs or advocate for the rights of MARPS. Also, PASCA will assist the Ministry of Health Council in the development of its Regional Sustainability Strategy to decrease vulnerability to the progressive decrease of international resources

Mechanism Allocation by Budget Code for Selected Year
Strategic Information (HVSI) $0
Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS) $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