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
In FY 2010, Family Health International (FHI) will to provide technical assistance (TA) to selected PEPFAR-supported laboratories in Vietnam to achieve international laboratory accreditation. As part of this effort, FHI will also develop a quality management (QM) curriculum for delivery to all staff working at PEPFAR-supported laboratories. FHI has considerable experience implementing laboratory strengthening programs in Southeast Asia. FHI is well suited to offer immediate and cost-efficient programs.
FHI will provide TA to six selected laboratories (both national and provincial) to help them achieve international accreditation. In doing so, FHI will work closely with the CDC Vietnam team and CDC-supported laboratories in Vietnam to build in-country capabilities for assessment of laboratories against ISO 15189 standards and the implementation of ISO 15189 standards and preparation for ISO 15189 assessment. The program will begin with baseline assessments followed by training and technical support for implementation of ISO 15189 standards for selected laboratories located in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and possibly one laboratory in central Vietnam. TA delivered during follow-up visits will include implementation of ISO 15189 standards and preparations for the ISO 15189 assessment. Specific TA will be provided for the development of a laboratory quality management system, which will include equipment use, enhancement of a pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic technical laboratory system, establishment of management systems to monitor the quality and reliability of laboratory services and satisfactory performance in an internationally-recognized External Quality Assurance Scheme (EQAS). It is expected that these six laboratories will be ready for an ISO 15189 accreditation assessment within two years after the initiation of this program. The estimated cost is $300,000 ($50,000 per laboratory).
FHI will also provide TA for development of quality assurance/quality management (QA/QM) training packages, delivery of trainings to provincial-level laboratories in all PEPFAR-supported provinces and the creation of a group of trainers from selected Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) institutions to provide future training on QM. This will include review, upgrading and standardization of the existing Quality Management System packages currently in use in Vietnam. National capacity will be enhanced by training a core team of laboratory personnel from MOH-recommended laboratories. Packages will be developed at two levels: basic and advanced. The goal of these trainings is to develop a group of professionals who can train others in these techniques and principles. Trainings will take place in Hanoi, bringing appropriate laboratory and CDC staff together for joint training. The estimated cost is $50,000.