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.
Objective: To buy into an ongoing core-funded, multi-country study of facilitators and barriers to demand for male circumcision (MC) and HIV Testing and Counseling Services. This project, Systematic Monitoring of MC Scale-up (SYMMACS), is part of a USAID-funded task order, called Research to Prevention (R2P), which is under the Project SEARCH IQC and is being conducted by Johns Hopkins University.
Male circumcision has been shown to significantly reduce acquisition of HIV in men, and in turn large scale efforts are underway in sub-Saharan Africa to increase coverage of MC services throughout the region. In addition to ensuring access to safe and efficient clinical services related to MC, client demand for services is a critical component of increased uptake of MC. During year 3, R2P will conduct a mixed methods study to understand facilitators and barriers to demand for MC services in Kenya, one of the four SYMMACS countries.
MC services also offer an important venue and opportunity to offer HIV testing and counseling (HTC) services to men at heightened risk for HIV who may not otherwise be in frequent contact with formal health care services. In turn, improving the quality and acceptability of counseling services is critical to increased HTC uptake and an integrated approach to prevention and treatment of persons living with HIV. During year 3, R2P will also conduct a mixed methods study to understand the facilitators and barriers to uptake of HTC within the context of MC services among both men and couples.
This project directly supports the Partnership Framework and its goal of scaling up MC in Kenya, and the GHI principles of evidence-based prevention programming.