Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Details for Mechanism ID: 14055
Country/Region: Nigeria
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $3,424,265

PLAN-Health will strengthen the capacity of GON & CSO institutions for improved and sustainable HIV/AIDS response. It institutionalizes capacity building for management and leadership at individual, organizational, and system levels; focusing on key areas like governance, coordination, financing and M&E. The project is currently in Gombe State and FCT; in COP 12, it will add one additional state. In addition, it will support advocacy plan development for FMOH to ensure sustainability and ownership of NHMIS. The projects operational planning approach is being taken to the national scale. All project strategies results focus, ownership, partnerships and scale-up - contribute to cost effectiveness. In its first year, PLAN-Health achieved a cost share of close to 10% of the PEPFAR obligation. The project works in partnership with UNICEF, UNAIDS, WHO, WB, and various USG IPs. PLAN-Health addresses monitoring and evaluation of capacity building by ensuring that its PMP captures outcomes and impact, and uses management dashboard to track monthly performance. Consistent with the projects focus on ownership and sustainability, all activities are designed to empower client organizations to perform more effectively through building capacity, coaching and mentoring. The project is committed to developing expertise in local organizations to do the same capacity building work that is done by PLAN-Health. Strategic partnerships for institutionalizing the PEPFAR fellowship program are being explored with Covenant University and the University of Abuja.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $25,000

The USG has a plan to support the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) through the Department of Planning Research and Statistics (DPRS) to support the capacity building and deployment of the nationally agreed DHIS to all levels of the government. To this end, the FMoH is expected to lead a multi-stakeholder process to fully fund and implement the new NHMIS, which is DHIS based.

This activity will support the FMoH to develop and implement an advocacy plan. The FMOH will use the advocacy Plan to interface with high level management of other ministries in the implementation of the DHIS. This will support eventually lead to sustainability and country-led ownership of the NHMIS

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $3,399,265

PLAN-Health (PH) addresses skill, knowledge and attitude barriers at the individual level by changing passivity to proactivity and obstacles into challenges for 30 CSOs and public sector institutions at the national, state and local levels. Leadership capacities are built in both public sector HIV/AIDS institutions as well as CSOs, including 3 of the 5 major HIV/AIDS umbrella organizations. Activities address organizational barriers of poor financial, HR, M&E and governance practices by applying highly participative and well-tested systems assessment instruments. PH helps clients develop remedial action plans and provides a capacity-building program using workshops, internships, technical assistance, the PEPFAR Fellowship program, and coaching and mentoring tailored to the needs and absorptive capacity of each organization. PH addresses weak CSO governance by building Board capacity, helping define and monitor Board performance and assisting in the development of strategic and operational plans and resource mobilization. PH will continue to identify and involve women focused and women led CSOs so that they can benefit from the capacity building intervention. PH will work with the new Resource Mobilization Department of NACA to move towards 50% country financing of the HIV/AIDS response per the PEPFAR Framework. At the health system level, PLAN-Health contributes to addressing barriers posed by weak HIV/AIDS response coordination and inadequate health sector financing. PH builds capacity of State and Local AIDS Coordination Agencies to oversee the response by converting State Strategic Plans into operational plans with participation of all stakeholders. PH will support the NHIS and CSOs piloting the Community Health Insurance Scheme and will help NASCP implement the Partnership Framework. Support to the GF CCM will continue and focus more on the use of the M&E dashboard and site visits for oversight.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $171,213
Gender: Gender Equality $171,213
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increase gender equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support
Increasing women's legal rights and protection
enumerations.Malaria (PMI)
Child Survival Activities
Safe Motherhood
Family Planning