Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Details for Mechanism ID: 17537
Country/Region: South Africa
Year: 2014
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $2,630,285 Additional Pipeline Funding: $2,229,715

NOTE: The following is taken from summaries released by PEPFAR on the PEPFAR Data Dashboard. They are incomplete summary paragraphs only and do not contain the full mechanism details. When the full narratives are released, we will update the mechanism pages accordingly.

"Strategic, Evidence-Based Communication Interventions Systematically Applied at Multiple Levels for Greater Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Programs", a new award, will a) build South African Government (SAG) capacity to manage effective communication programs, b) implement communication interventions; and c) promote knowledge sharing. The project will employ the ‘Social Ecology Model’ to support SAG’s multi-sector HIV/SGBV prevention response through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) addressing contextual factors to influence social and behavioral determinants and drivers of HIV and SGB. It will ensure cutting edge, evidence-driven communication to: improve knowledge and skills; address ideational factors and norms relating to HIV and SGBV; and strengthen demand for biomedical prevention services. Strategic communication will use synergy between mass communication under this award with community level ‘dialogue to action’ in another award. The project aims to ensure that audiences identify with messages, thereby increasing the likelihood of application in their daily lives. Priority audiences include young women (ages 15-24); uncircumcised males (ages 10-29); but also older adults, persons with disabilities, men who have sex with men, sex workers and OVCs. Geographic coverage will be defined jointly with the SAG, expected to be national in scope. Monitoring and evaluation will include: the National Communication Survey (NCS); monitoring of audience reach; qualitative assessments of communities at three points in time; and evaluating linkages between demand creation and services uptake. Partner planned cost-effectiveness assessment will entail analyzing intervention cost data and estimates of observed impact of discreet communications interventions."

Mechanism Allocation by Budget Code for Selected Year
Strategic Information (HVSI) $282,724
Biomedical Prevention: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (CIRC) $1,000,000
Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB) $728,411
Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP) $619,150
Mechanism Target Information

Since COP2014, PEPFAR no longer produces narratives for every mechanism it funds. However, PEPFAR has now included performance targets or indicator information for each mechanism based on the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) system. The MER guidance is available on PEPFAR's website Note that COP years 2014-2015 were under a previous version of the MER system and the indicators and definitions may have changed as of the new 2.0 guidance.

This mechanism has no published performance targets or indicators.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $1,872,191
Key Populations: MSM and TG $384,244
Collection and use of strategic information
Conducting epidemiologic, social science, and operational research among MSM/TG and their sex partners
Monitoring and evaluation of MSM/TG programs
Gender: Gender Equality $720,458
Changing harmful gender norms and promoting positive gender norms
Collection and Use of Gender-related Strategic Information
Capacity building
Monitoring and Evaluation
Equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support
Collection and Use of Gender-related Strategic Information
Capacity building
Monitoring and Evaluation
Key Populations: FSW $576,367
Collection and use of strategic information on SWs and clients
Conducting epidemiologic, social science, and operational research among SWs, their partners, and clients
Monitoring and evaluation of SW programs
Condoms: Policy, Tools, and Services $191,122