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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.
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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
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Years of mechanism: 2008
FHI/FABRIC will work with Positive Vibes for two years using COP 08 funding to: 1) Tap into an existing
network organization (Postive Vibes) comprised of people living with HIV and those directly affected by HIV
to ensure that services reach OVC; 2) build on the capacity of a network to integrate services and provide
quality care to both adults and children; 3) Establish links with several government line-ministries and NGOs
in the north-central regions of Namibia (e.g. Yelula-Ukhai, Catholic AIDS Action, Lifeline/Childline), that
serve the highest number of OVC; and 4) Continue to work with the Regional Psycho-Social Support
Initiative to implement several experiential-learning tools: "AIDS and Me," "Heroes' Books," "Body Mapping,"
Strategic Objective #1: To increase the number of OVC reached through quality community level services
Over a period of two years, Positive Vibes will provide direct services to 500 in year one and 400 in year two
orphaned and/or vulnerable children in the far northern, central and southern regions of the country who are
not yet benefiting from PEPFAR funding. Indirect services will be provided to an additional 2000 OVC
though training HIV+ parents, guardians, older siblings and other family members. Additionally, Positive
Vibes will enhance the quality of work for children and their families by other service providers, and promote
children's access to available community services. Positive Vibes with FHI/FABRIC support plans to
implement activities in Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana, Oshikoto, Karas and Khomas with its existing
partner, Yelula Ukhai. Initially implementation will be in the north central region, and during the second year
include the south). Yelula Ukhai is a project of the Alliance 2015, and forms a collaboration between IBIS
(currently including Positive Vibes), People in Need, and the AIDS Law Unit of the Legal Assistance Centre.
Thus, Positive Vibes will tap into Yelula-Ukhai's network of project partners, and compliment their work by
providing additional resources for working with vulnerable children.
The start-up phase (first quarter of year 1 only) will include baseline research, by supporting a Treatment
Literacy survey with SMA, NawaLife, The Rainbow Project, and CAA support, involving outreach questions
to adult members of PLWHA support groups around the country. FABRIC will add questions about the
needs of the members' children (HIV+ and HIV-), and also conduct three child participation focus groups
and support the recruitment and training of staff and facilitators (trainer-coaches) in the north.
Beginning in the second quarter of the project-year, the project will initially work with the children of HIV-
positive people belonging to 53 community support groups of HIV-positive people that are supported by
Positive Vibes and Yelula-Ukhai in four regions: Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Oshana, and Omusati regions;
(Two more regions: Khomas and Karas, will follow as funds permit in the second year.) All children will
participate in extended Psycho-Social Modules (8 sessions each), in which they will engage in a process of
self-reflection and learning, focusing on children's rights (legal protection), health-education (including HIV
prevention and treatment adherence), emotional development (psycho-social support), and access to
services (service coordination). All of the children in the target population have (or had) HIV+ parents,
special focus will be given to those children who are HIV+, to ensure that they have access to treatment
services. The participating children will initiate follow-up activities supported through the project that will
build on needs and priorities identified by the children during the training. These "empowerment" activities
will be designed by the children with adult support, and are meant to demonstrate meaningful action based
on the learning and confidence that the children gained through their Psycho-Social/ Learning modules.
These will have either a direct or indirect bearing on improving the quality and coordination of services
accessed by the participating children and their peers. Examples that are anticipated are drama around
child rights, a mural on HIV prevention to their school and or poetry reading on issues of concern at a
community gathering. The project will also work with childrens' parents and guardians as well as staff of
faith based and other organizations responsible for providing children with services.
Y2 of Project: The same types of activities are anticipated for the second year of funding, as well as the first
(October 2008 - May 2010). During the second year, focus will be on refresher- and advanced training.
Also, the number of new Psycho-Social modules will reduce in the second year i.e. 300 instead of 500, but
at the same time the number of "children's empowerment" follow-up activities will increase from 20 to 30
groups. At the end of the second year, a national Advocacy and Dissemination gathering (emphasizing
"lessons learned") will be conducted. Therefore, children and families will access quality, community-level
services at four levels as follows:
1. Via services provided directly by Positive Vibes -
2. Via services accessed in the community through Positive Vibes -
3. Via training of Parents and Guardians -
4. Via additional training and indirect services through by faith based organizations and other service
Strategic Objective #2: To strengthen the capacity of Positive Vibes to effectively target, coordinate and
sustain programs of local level and member organizations
The project will see the scaling up of Positive Vibes' Children's Voices methods, which to date have been
piloted in two sites in the Oshikoto and Khomas regions with limited human and financial resources.
FHI/FABRIC will ensure that the methods are rolled out through all the support groups participating in the
project in their respective regions, and that Positive Vibes provides the community-based facilitators with
the necessary training, mentoring and support. The project will also strengthen Positive Vibes' capacity to
implement, monitor and evaluate the project's activities, thereby ensuring that quality of training and
facilitation is maintained, and the necessary reporting requirements are met. This is with a view to Positive
• A cadre of community-based Children's Voices facilitators, who can continue facilitating the Children's
Voices methods and the delivery of OVC services into the future.
• A team of experienced and skilled trainers who will be in a position to train more facilitators in future.
• The administrative capacity to scale up Children's Voices methods and OVC service delivery effectively
Activity Narrative: and efficiently.
• The capacity to compile and analyze the evidence needed to illustrate the process and results of the
project; evidence which could then be used to support proposals to continue the work in future.
FHI FABRIC will a) help Positive Vibes achieve long-term sustainability through direct funding with USAID
and/or other donors and b) ensure that the methodologies and lessons-learned through the project can be
continued with little or no outside support at the community-level, wherever the project has been able to
Strategic Objective #3: To strengthen or create linkages and networks to co-ordinate OVC coverage and
ensure sharing of lessons learned
Through FHI,FABRIC support, Positive Vibes will work with Yelula-Ukhai and other organizations to expand
their involvement in these networks, as well as national networks addressing OVC issues at the national
and regional levels (e.g. through the National Permanent Task Force on OVC). The project partners will use
these networks to share experiences and learning from the project, and to advocate for improved,
community-level services for children where necessary.
Strategic Objective #4: To provide timely and reliable information and meet reporting obligations
Currently Positive Vibes is partnering with NawaLife Trust and the Social Marketing Association in a survey
that will investigate the experiences of HIV-positive people and their children's access to health care and
social services. This study is a follow up to a similar study conducted by Positive Vibes and the national
association of people living with HIV, Lironga Eparu, in 2005. The latest study, which is due to be conducted
between October 2008 and January 2009, will partner with FHI/FABRIC and include questions relevant to
the children, thus providing baseline data for the project. The study will also assist in identifying needs to be
addressed through the project. Meanwhile, Positive Vibes will conduct consultations with PLWHA support
groups and other project partners during the first three months of the project to further identify needs to be
addressed through the project, and to ensure partner buy-in to and understanding of the project.
FABRIC and Positive VIBES will contribute to the annual USG COP, compile information for timely
transmission in the semi annual and annual reports. In addition, FABRIC and Positive Vibes will attend OVC
related meetings in-country as well as COP meetings required.