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.
Years of mechanism: 2010
The URC TB Project is a provincial support partner working in Northwest, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Free State, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, and Mpumalanga. The target population includes PLHIV. The projects objective is to strengthen TB/HIV collaboration and provide PLHIV with continuum of care. The activities for FY 2012- 2014 have been amended in line with the functions of a PEPFAR provincial partner as per the Partnerships Framework between the USG and SAG and the NSP. Activities include: 1: Health systems strengthening in public and private sectors: together with NDoH, URC will strengthen TB/HIV M&E through review of TB/HIV policies and monitoring of referral systems for TB/HIV services between NDOH facilities and private sector. 2. Prevention of new TB, HIV and STI infections through the adaptation and dissemination of TB/HIV IEC material with messages of prevention, early presentation, and treatment adherence. URC will monitor the scale-up of IPT to all PLHIV. 3: Adult Care and treatment: Together with DOH, URC will monitor implementation of the 5Is. PLHIV will be screened to exclude TB, and will be started on IPT and ART as per guidelines. Co-infected patients will be monitored for CD4 counts, CPT, and ART initiation. Local NGOs will be engaged to improve adherence to treatment and reduce treatment default. 4: Reduce stigma and discrimination: URC will support grassroots advocacy to counter stigma and promote a supportive environment for co-infected people. 5: Monitoring and evaluation and surveillance: Jointly with DOH, URC will conduct district TB/HIV review exercises and provide technical support supervision. 6: Training: Together with RTC, URC will coordinate and trainings and post training mentoring.
The University Research Co. (URC) is now a provincial partner, following the PEPFAR realignment process. With the realignment, URC supports seven provinces: Northwest, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Free State, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, and Mpumalanga
With a view toward sustainability and the overall transition, 10 nurse mentors will be employed on a temporary contract basis to support new districts allocated in the seven provinces. These nurses will be capacitated to provide mentoring for NIMART trained nurses. Construction: infection control implementation remains a challenge in facilities which have infrastructure challenges. The project will provide additional park homes to improve infection control in facilities which have infrastructure that compromise implementation of infection control. Park homes will also be utilized to serve as TB focal points in Kwazulu Natal. TB focal points will ensure that patients diagnosed with TB receive counseling on TB disease and management, counseling and testing for HIV, and appropriate referral for follow up care.