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: 2008
Catholic Relief Services' (CRS') "Avoiding Risk, Affirming Life" is a five year PEPFAR funded program
working with a broad range of faith- and community-based partners that share CRS' commitment to equip
youth and young adults with the values, attitudes, skills, and support to abstain from sex prior to marriage,
adopt secondary abstinence, and remain faithful in marriage. The goal of this project is to reduce the
HIV/AIDS prevalence among youth and young adults in Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Through
partnership with faith- and other community-based organizations, this program will continue to mobilize the
Catholic Church at all levels, as well as community-based organizations such as local anti-AIDS clubs,
Mothers and Fathers' union groups and small Christian communities. The multilevel mobilization within the
Catholic Church structure will allow for a national scale-up of effective, local responses to the challenge of
HIV/AIDS prevention. In Uganda the program is implemented primarily in partnership with 6 catholic
Dioceses namely: Gulu, Kampala, and Fort portal, Masaka, Mbarara and Kasana Luwero. The co-
coordinating body in all the 6 dioceses is the HIV Focal Point Office, an establishment of the Uganda
In the previous reporting period (Semi annual report FY 08), activities included HIV/AIDS awareness and
education( Music, dance and drama, dissemination of IEC materials, Retreats and sensitization talks): Life
skills workshops using Education for Life and Faithful house curricula ; debates using In charge
methodology; support to youth clubs ; community group discussions using PAPAS methodology; promotion
and referrals for VCT and finally capacity building through trainings to increase skills and knowledge for
those involved in mobilization of communities. The breakdown of key outputs was as follows; Music, dance
and Drama (4,637 Youth reached directly and 46,370 secondary contacts compared to a set target of 4000
direct and 40,000 indirect) Information, Education and Communication materials mainly from Straight Talk
foundation and Youth Empowered And Healthy (YEAH ) campaign were disseminated to 10,772 youth
directly while 107,720 were reached indirectly compared to a target of 30,000 direct and 300,000 indirect
individuals. Retreats were also organized for Anti AIDS club members especially youth reaching out to a
total of 730 individuals directly and 3650 indirectly compared to a set target of 600 direct and 3000 indirect
individuals. Last, were sensitization and awareness talks with Parish priests, pastoral co-coordinators and
other influential members of the church about the Faithful House program with a view of integrating it into
the church structures. A total of 370 people were directly reached with this program as compared to 300
planned. Under Life skills building, Faithful house workshops reached 616 people directly and 3080
indirectly compared to a target of 600 people directly and 3000 indirectly; Education for Life for Youth
activities reached 534 directly and 2670 indirectly compared to a target of 360 people directly and 1800
indirectly; Education for Life adults activity reached 320 directly and 960 indirectly compared to a target of
288 people directly and 864 indirectly. In charge debating sessions for in-school youth reached 1240
directly and 3720 indirectly compared to a target of 750 directly and 2250 indirectly. Finally PAPAS group
discussions for adults reached 744 people directly and 3720 indirectly compared to the target of 300 people
directly and 1500 indirectly.
During FY 2009, the program will continue to build life skills for the youth and adults around HIV prevention
following the key PEPFAR indicators and the 3 key program strategic objectives as will be elaborated
below. The program will reach out to a total of 59220 youth and adults (26,649 males, 32,571 females) with
community outreach prevention activities that promote HIV prevention through Abstinence and Be faithful
behaviors. The program will also reach out to a total of 58,860 youth alone (32,373 females, 26,487males)
with community outreach prevention programs that promote Abstinence alone and finally train a total of 75
people to promote Abstinence and Be faithful behaviors. Looking at a more detailed description following
the program strategic objectives;
Strategic objective 1: The objective aims at reducing the risk of HIV infection among youth and adults
through the practice of Abstinence, secondary Abstinence and fidelity. The key activity under this object will
include promotion of be Faithful behaviors through the Faithful House curriculum for married and cohabiting
couples. A total 12 workshops will be organized targeting 360 people directly and 1800 indirectly. Please
note that beginning FY 2009 all faithful house activities will be funded using CRS private funds. To increase
knowledge and awareness level, the program will continue to disseminate information and educational
materials during all outreach activities such as posters and brochures, all focusing on AB . The IEC
dissemination activity will reach 58,500 youth in schools and out of school both irrespective of whether they
belong to the anti AIDS clubs or not. The youth both in school and those out of school will also be
encouraged to join the already existing 15 Anti-AIDS clubs where they can share, learn and support each
other to practice abstinence and fidelity. In addition to encouraging youth to join clubs, the program will
conduct training in club management for 75 club members. This will ensure effective and efficient running of
anti-AIDS clubs thus contributing to program sustainability at grass root level.
Strategic objective 2: To reduce unhealthy sexual behaviors that increase vulnerability to HIV /AIDS such as
cross generational sex and sexual exploitation of the high risk groups, the program will continue to build
individual life skills for youth especially those in school using In-charge manual.12 In-charge sessions will
reach out to a total of 360 youth through out the year.
Strategic objective 3: Indigenous Faith and Community based organizations effectively lead and participate
in community discourse, challenge social norms, attitudes, values and behaviors contributing towards
HIV/AIDS and implement AB programs. During FY 09, the program will aim at building the capacities of
implementing partners to be able to effectively mobilize communities to implement AB activities which skills
acquired will be carried on even after program completion. This is going to be implemented first through a
series of planning meetings that will involve the following
• Development of the draft sustainability framework defining the functions and roles of the different
stakeholders, the necessary skills that need to be enhanced, the different capacities that need to be
developed and how they are to be developed at the different stages i.e. Program activity level, organization
level, funding level, policy and advocacy level and lastly fundamental competences required. This is an
ongoing activity that commenced in FY 2008 and is to be carried on through FY 2009. Organize a meeting
with the Head of Programming and Country Representative to share and discuss the draft sustainability
framework. This is to be accomplished by October 30th 2008
Activity Narrative: • Organize meeting with the AB diocese partners and representatives from the focal point of the Uganda
Catholic Secretariat to discuss the sustainability plan and how best the focal point can come in to fully
support the partners to continue with the program implementation including putting together a proposal for
joint funding in PEPFAR 2 and other available funding mechanisms. Finally come up with a draft work plan
and budget to role out the capacity building plan within the sustainability framework. This is to be held from
on the Sept 5th, 2008 during the annual diocesan exposure visit.
• Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation plan for monitoring progress on achieving the plan's set objectives.
This is to be accomplished by October 20th 2008
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 14186
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
14186 4029.08 U.S. Agency for Catholic Relief 6730 1059.08 Affirming Life, $299,000
International Services Avoiding Risk
Development (CRS ABY
8411 4029.07 U.S. Agency for Catholic Relief 4828 1059.07 AB Track 1/ $220,740
International Services Round 2
4029 4029.06 U.S. Agency for Catholic Relief 3180 1059.06 AB Track 1/ $245,599
* Addressing male norms and behaviors
Refugees/Internally Displaced Persons
Human Capacity Development
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Human Capacity Development $67,020
Public Health Evaluation
Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery
Food and Nutrition: Commodities