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.
Expenditure Sub-Program Areas track more specific PEPFAR expenditures.
Object classes provide highly specific ways that implementing partners are spending PEPFAR funds on programming.
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
Beneficiary Expenditure data identify how PEPFAR programming is targeted at reaching different populations.
Sub-Beneficiary Expenditure data highlight more specific populations targeted for HIV prevention and treatment interventions.
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.
Years of mechanism: 2008
THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF COP08
The COP08 intervention strategy delivered an intensive set of abstinence/be faithful (AB) interventions to a
highly targeted group of beneficiaries (i.e., adolescent girls and their male partners), promoted protective
male norms and behaviors, and linked communities and service delivery points through direct referral. The
AB package consists of community awareness campaigns, peer education, social support activities,
curricula- and non-curricula-based programs, and mass media activities. Community awareness campaigns
are realized through small group discussions, interpersonal communications, and community dialogues.
Trained community advocates reach target groups through their gatekeepers in different places in the
communities to provide HIV prevention messages. Peer education is accomplished through the safe spaces
youth clubs (SSYC) model consisting of a series of 14 modules led by trained peer mentors and reinforced
by social peers of lay religious leaders supporting abstinence and delay in marriage. Social support
activities include life skills training, savings mobilization, and income generation. Curricula- and non-
curricula-based approaches incorporate secular topics of HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health,
hygiene, and life-skills in Islamiya school curricula and after-school activities. Mass media activities use
radio spots/jingles and phone-in radio discussion slots to stimulate public dialogue and debate on early
marriage, vulnerability of young girls, protective practices of men, and risk reduction through AB.
This intervention is being carried out through 4 local partners (Adolescent Health and Information Projects
[AHIP], Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria [FOMWAN], Islamic Education Trust [IET] and
African Health Project [AfrHP]) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, FCT, Kano, Nassarawa and Niger
States. Faith-based organizations (AHIP, FOMWAN and IET) reach target groups and members of the
communities with AB messages while AfrHP is involved in condom messaging and other prevention
In COP09, activities will include the above strategies to reach the target groups (young women 10-24
years), their gatekeepers (their husbands and parents) and stakeholders (community and religious leaders
and women leaders) with AB messages, such that three messages overlap to reach targeted beneficiaries.
The peer health methodology that was introduced in COP07 as Safe Space Youth Clubs (SSYCs) with an
initial 24 clubs and expanded to 124 clubs in COP08 will be maintained and further expanded to 150 clubs
in COP09. The curriculum of the clubs takes 6 months to complete, and the best of the graduating young
women will have acquired knowledge and skills to become mentors of succeeding new clubs. The activities
of these clubs will reach young women 10-24 years old who are in-school or out-of-school, single, married,
divorced, widowed or separated and who in most cases have few economic opportunities, life-skills, or
knowledge of reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and STI issues. The contents of the SSYCs curriculum include
strong HIV prevention messages (AB), condom messages, pre-marital counseling, leadership, skills
development, and financial literacy that will equip the young women with income generating skills and
savings mobilization. Concurrently, members of the clubs will be reached with HIV counseling, interpersonal
communications, and condom messages among other messages.
The second strategy by which the target groups will be reached with HIV prevention messages involves
community awareness campaigns through small group discussions, interpersonal communications and
community dialogues. Youth who are out-of-school, married, divorced, or separated and those who are not
members of SSYCs will be reached through HIV prevention messages by community advocates (5 in each
state; 60 in the network) who were not selected as mentors in each of the project states.
In the project states, target groups also participate actively in Islamiya schools that operate in the evenings
as well as in after-school activities. The community advocates are teachers in these schools. Target groups
will be reached with HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health, and hygiene messages. This will form a
forum where members of the SSYCs will network with those who are not members of the clubs and
consequently share their experiences and knowledge of the HIV prevention.
This strategy involves reaching target groups with prevention messages that include social support, life
skills training, saving mobilization and income generation. Members of SSYCs will be given training on
"Financial Literacy" - an Islamic method of teaching the young methods of business acumen and
knowledge of meeting their needs and generating income. When members graduate with the necessary
skills they will be able to form smaller clubs that will be independent and sustainable.
It is intended that a member of the club will be able to share accurate knowledge of HIV prevention with at
least 3 of her peers in schools, within the family and in their communities such that the activities of these
clubs will be able to reach 23,386 beneficiaries (5,386 males and 18,000 females) with an intensive AB
package and 2,400 ‘A-only' messages (600 males and 1,800 females).
The training of local organizations personnel will take place at two levels. Population Council will set up a
training coordinating unit in the program support department of its office to carry out training of trainers. This
will facilitate the training of the project officers, community advocates and mentors in the necessary skills
which enable them to handle step-down training at the community level. The mentors will be equipped with
the right skills to lead members of the girls' clubs in HIV prevention messages, leadership and skills
development. Through this training, local partners will acquire skills and competency that will enable them to
be able to seek funding independently from USG and other sources, as well as to serve as a profit center
for HIV/AIDS prevention activities. 400 individuals will be trained to promote HIV/AIDS prevention through
Population Councils Condoms and Other Prevention activity will contribute to the Emergency Plan Five-
Year Strategy in preventing new HIV infections among vulnerable youth, especially male counterparts of the
target groups of the project (young women aged 10-24 years). These males include in-school, out-of-
school, husbands of young women, and those engaged to be married and who are most at risk and/or
underserved, by promoting the delay of sexual initiation and abstinence to reduce HIV prevalence or avert
Activity Narrative: In COP08, community advocates have been sensitized on condom messages and use, and referral points
have been identified for condom distribution in the eight project states. Youth clubs have also been
established. In COP09, the following strategies will be adopted in the implementation of C&OP activities:
1)Community outreach focusing on HIV counseling, training on the use of condoms and condom messaging
2)Peer health education among males of different age groups in the communities
3)Specific population awareness campaigns directed to males in communities
4)Provision of STI management and training on STI syndromic management
Twenty community advocates will be trained to promote HIV/AIDS prevention through C&OP messaging
and will be trained on HIV counseling to facilitate referral of male contacts to designated referral points in
the different communities. In COP07 and COP08 an average of 8 referral points were identified in each of
the project states by the focal officers and community advocates who have been working with the local
partner (AfrHP). The COP09 activity will be a continuation of the COP08 community mobilization. In all the
communities where Population Council targets young women 10-24 years of age, there are males of the
same category who are spouses or close associates of these women and the older men who have
relationship with the girls. The trained community advocates will be meeting these young men with HIV
prevention (AB) and correct condom use messages, thus providing balanced ABC messages.
There will also be a step-down training for males in mosques and churches by the trained community
advocates and the trained males will reach their peers in mosques after the Friday prayers. Muslim
marriages and special occasions (usually religious occasions) will provide forums for ABC messages
among males of the same peer group. The behavior change communications component of the project will
develop information, education and communication materials that will facilitate the community mobilization
on condom and other prevention among the males at the community level.
The third strategy targets specific population awareness campaigns at the various locations of the project
states. African Health Project will sensitize the referral points and other locations that are close to where
these men live and will form the initial opening of public private sector condom outlets. A total of 400,000
condoms have been requested from USAID/PEPFAR for distribution in the project locations (64 condom
service outlets). The community and religious leaders will be reached with other prevention messages
through this strategy. Community advocates will be trained to organize community meetings in strategic
locations of each state in the form of ‘days of dialogues,' which was used in COP06 and COP07 to reach
these leaders. Consequently, a community environment conducive to open discussions on sexuality and
HIV prevention will be provided.
AfrHP will collaborate with AHIP and other clinics in the project states to train clinic personnel in each of the
8 project states on syndromic management of STIs such that the services of comprehensive treatment of
STIs will reach many contacts in the states. This will facilitate the existence of a friendly clinic in each of the
8 states where correct education on the use of condom could be given to referred contacts. Activities at the
clinics will include STI counseling for affected individuals. This is another strategy to reach contacts with
condom and other prevention messages.
Through the above strategies, the number of individuals to be reached through community outreach that
promotes HIV/AIDS prevention through other behavior change beyond abstinence and/or being faithful will
be 15,591 (12,000 males and 3,591 females). The strategies will ensure that at least three messages
overlap on the males to be counted in the communities.
In COP07 and COP08, the activities addressed HIV risks for men both as gatekeepers to reach young girls
with information and resources to prevent HIV, but also as MARPs who place married young girls at risk for
HIV. In COP09, condom and other prevention activities will target males around the communities of the
target groups. These are men who are spouses, friends, neighbours and fiancés of the target groups and
they greatly influence the initiation of sexual intercourse among the young women. These males are both in-
school and out-of-school and some are older men who pose the risk of multiple sex partners to the young
women. In most of the project states, there is a culture of male suitors meeting with their prospective future
brides in specific locations in the communities, mostly in the evenings. The activity will explore this practice
to reach these males with HIV prevention messages by using the SSYCs members to train the girls in
attendance who can consequently reaching the males. The activity will also reach out to community and
religious leaders who will facilitate advocacy at the community level and this will go a long way toward
reducing socio-cultural barriers to the interventions. Public dialogues and IEC materials will address
behavior change beyond abstinence and/or being faithful, including targeting those behaviors that increase
risk for HIV transmission, such as engaging in casual sexual encounters, engaging in sex in exchange for
money or favors, or having sex with an HIV-positive partner.
This activity will contribute to the Emergency Plan Five-Year Strategy in preventing new HIV infections
among vulnerable youth—especially unmarried adolescent girls and those engaged to be married—who are
most at risk and underserved by promoting the delay of sexual initiation and abstinence to reduce HIV
prevalence or avert infection.
Links to Other Activities
This project increases demand and creates linkages for ART, HCT, and PMTCT services by partner IPs
through education, promotion and referral by community advocates.
In order to assess the level of achievement of objectives of the project and to collect relevant information on
lessons learned that will facilitate further studies and interventions in the project region an endline
evaluation will be conducted in COP09. The planning, fieldwork and the data analysis as well as report
Activity Narrative: generation and dissemination will be carried out in the last half of the COP year.
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 13091
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
13091 5315.08 U.S. Agency for Population Council 6386 3691.08 USAID Track $1,000,000
International 2.0 Pop Council
6729 5315.07 U.S. Agency for Population Council 4176 3691.07 HIV Prevention $825,000
International Project for
5315 5315.06 U.S. Agency for Population Council 3691 3691.06 HIV Prevention $386,000
* Addressing male norms and behaviors
* Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS programs
* Increasing women's access to income and productive resources
Human Capacity Development
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Human Capacity Development $25,000
Public Health Evaluation
Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery
Food and Nutrition: Commodities
Continuing Activity: 15662
15662 15662.08 U.S. Agency for Population Council 6386 3691.08 USAID Track $350,000