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.
>>Narrative for OCt 2011 Reprogramming: The AIDSTAR Sector II: Capacity Building Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) is a flexible mechanism that provides support across a broad range of HIV/AIDSrelated technical areas, particularly as they relate to building personnel and institution capacity to further sustainable implementation. AIDSTAR contractors for Sector II have demonstrated capacity to enhance management capacity skills and leadership of national and sub-national institutions to deliver integrated, sustainable HIV/AIDS services at scale. In 2010, the Office of HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with USAID/Namibia and the MOHSS, began a pilot to explore sustainable mechanisms for community-based health information systems. Called "centerships", the activity is largely financed by Headquarter funding. These funds are anticipated to be depleted by June-July 2012. However, the pilot will not be complete by this time; due to initial start-up delays. To complete the pilot, USAID/Namibia is contributing $150,000. Lessons learned from this activity will inform the MOHSS' efforts to strengthen community based health information systems, particularly relevant given the upcoming new cadre of health extension workers.
Centerships are community based initiatives that provide sustainable support to the community based information systems-- in terms of data collection and use by the community. The Centership is characterized by strengthening HIV and health information and referral links within the community as well as between the community and public and private facilities (as appropriate). In the development of a Centership, the community e
>>Narrative for Oct 2011 Reprogramming: HIV and Health inforamtion flow from communities to the GRN is weak and inconsistent. As a result, morbidity and mortality-related events occurring in the community are not necessarily documented at health care facilities. Such information is critical for making programming deciisons, identifying service delivery gaps, and setting goals and targets. This routine community based information is critical to ensuring a coordinated response to the HIV epidemic as well as to monitoring the effectiveness of the Response.
To address this issue, Namibia is piloting the 'centerships' concept. Centerships are community based initiatives that provide sustainable support to the community based information systems-- in terms of data collection and use by the community. The Centership is characterized by strengthening HIV and health information and referral links within the community as well as between the community and public and private facilities (as appropriate). In the development of a Centership, the community establishes business model processes and procedures (including revenue generating activities) to ensure sustainability of the hub (e.g incentives for community volunteers to contribute data routinely). In so doing, this activity also attempts to explore ways in which communities can 'incentivize' volunteers as opposed to relying purely on NGO/donor support (which is declining considerably in the country). The centerships activity is supported by many partners. Of particular note is the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social service, who is playing a substantial role in training the CHWs from both communities, and the Peace Corps, who have provided volunteers to support the project in both communities. The two communities selected are: Rosh Pinah, specifically the informal settlement of Tutungeni and Onderombapa, in Omaheke. This activity is a continuation of a HQ funded pilot on the development of a sustainable community based information system model. HQ funds are anticipated to be depleted by June-July 2012. However, the pilot itself will not be complete by this time; due to initial start-up delays. To complete the pilot, this activity will contribute $150,000. Lessons learned from this activity will inform the MOHSS' efforts to strengthen community based health information systems, particularly relevant given the upcoming new cadre of health extension workers.
Specific tasks include: Supporting the MOHSS at the regional level to train and strengthen information flow from Community (Centerships) Health Volunteers, explore ways in which this mechanism could possibly link to the health extension cadre, provide business planning training and support to the Centership Committees so that they are able to 'incentivize' the community health volunteers, and disseminate final report based on the experiences of the two pilots.