Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Details for Mechanism ID: 9349
Country/Region: India
Year: 2014
Main Partner: University of Washington
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/HRSA
Total Funding: $900,000 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.

I-TECH, in collaboration with the Department of AIDS Control (DAC) and CDC, will continue to strengthen India’s HIV/AIDS care and treatment national response, serving DAC’s five-year goal of “Improved, expanded, equitable and sustainable service delivery”. This will occur through targeted institutional and human resource-strengthening activities, with the regional Centers of ART Excellence (CoEs) and Pediatric CoEs (PCoEs). These goals and objectives are aligned with Goal Four, Health Systems Strengthening, of PEPFAR/India’s country strategy.

I-TECH provides national coverage via technical assistance (TA) to the network of CoEs/PCoEs, targeting people living with HIV across India. I-TECH’s sustainable strategies include distance learning to reach maximum numbers of clinicians at minimal cost, access to shared information and data, and highly targeted TA based on individual CoE/PCoE needs, all with the aim of increasing capacity and improving performance among staff throughout the national system.

Its TA approach to build sustainable capacity within the national ART program, and in turn ensure high-quality ART services, is an innovative model that can be adopted by the CoEs/PCoEs and other GOI structures to further develop and sustain systems improvement after USG support concludes.

I-TECH will continue to actively monitor implementation progress and outputs across activities to ensure adherence to work plans, inform opportunities for quality improvement, and provide reporting data to CDC and other stakeholders. Outcomes will be evaluated using methods and instruments such as training pre- and post-tests, feedback forms, surveys, and targeted qualitative assessments.

Mechanism Allocation by Budget Code for Selected Year
Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS) $375,000
Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS) $300,000
Treatment: Pediatric Treatment (PDTX) $225,000
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.

MER Indicator MER description Target Fiscal Year Target
IN_224 Number of local organizations provided with technical assistance for HIV-related institutional capacity building 2015 17
IN_227 Number of individuals trained in HIV-related stigma and discrimination reduction 2015 200
IN_228 Number of local organizations provided with technical assistance for Strategic Information 2015 17
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $900,000
Human Resources for Health $900,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
End-of-Program Evaluation