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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.
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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
This activity relates to activities in CRS Success HBHC; HTXS, and HVCT; other track 1.0 OVC projects,
and RAPIDS HKID.
This is the fifth year of operations for this Track 1.0 OVC Project, Support to OVC affect by HIV/AIDS,
implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS). This project coordinates closely with the CRS SUCCESS
home-based care project in Zambia. This partnership has increased its effectiveness in the last few years.
In FY 2006, CRS OVC reached 3,658 OVC with various services, including: educational assistance,
psychosocial support; child protection; health, shelter and economic empowerment through the training of
73 care givers. In FY 2007, the project focused on provision of 3 core services, namely child protection,
education, and psychosocial support. As at end of August 2007, the program had served a total of 10,867
OVC and trained 330 caregivers.
In FY 2008, the CRS OVC project will ensure that OVC have access to high quality services. In addition,
the project will ensure that faith based organizations (FBOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs)
have sustained capacity to deliver high quality OVC services. To reach these objectives, the project will
intensify community mobilization. At least 20 community mobilization activities aimed at raising the
awareness of OVC issues will be conducted by the Diocesan partners at the project level. The target group
includes but not limited to local community leaders, religious leaders, guardians, teachers and OVC
beneficiaries. The campaigns will also enhance community participation in identifying volunteers, setting
criteria for OVC enrollment, stigma reduction, and strengthening the extended family system. Community
mobilization activities are designed to build community awareness about the needs of OVC and to promote
a sense of community ownership of the activities being implemented. Examples of these activities include
drama performances, social activities, and psychosocial support and recreation activities for youth.
CRS OVC will continue to follow and strengthen the established identification process for OVC. OVC are
first identified by caregivers, through home-based care programs and home visitations. The children who
are identified are then verified by community leaders/committees. After the verification exercise, a direct
registration form is used as a final document to take the client on as a beneficiary. Thereafter, the form is
sent to the parish for purpose of updating the beneficiary list.
The project will continue to support two diocesan partners of the Catholic Church (Mongu Diocese in
Western Zambia and Solwezi diocese in Northwestern Zambia). CRS OVC links closely to RAPIDS OVC to
avoid duplication and overlap, as well as to other Track 1 OVC activities. It also integrates with the CRS
SUCCESS HBC project in areas served by both projects, to incorporate care and support to OVCs in home-
based care settings. Support and care services for OVCs will include (1) educational support, (which
includes the payment of school fees, provision of uniforms and other educational materials); (2)
psychosocial support (which includes addressing the emotional, spiritual, mental, physical and social needs
of children); (3) and Child Protection, which involves sensitizing parents/guardians and the community at
large about the rights of children and birth registration. The project will further train OVC guardians in early
childhood development skills in order for them to adequately engage the under-five OVC and ensure quality
The project will focus on these three services to ensure that children receive at least three services for them
to be counted as primary direct beneficiaries. Other children will be reached with less than three services
among the core services will be counted under supplemental direct support. The project estimates that it will
reach 15,500 OVC (13,000 Direct and 2,500 Supplemental) in FY 2008 through community mobilization and
closer linkages with other sectors and initiatives.
Linkages with other sectors and initiatives shall be emphasized in order to promote leveraging. As result the
program has strategically selected its operating areas to link to other USG funded OVC projects (such as
RAPIDS), home-based care, and ART programs. Linkages with other sectors will include education support
for OVC, paralegal counseling for OVC households, linkages to nutritional education and support programs.
Partners will conduct training for OVC caregivers and receive support from CRS in quality assurance and
local organizational capacity development. CRS will train 270 volunteer caregivers in psychosocial skills,
basic counseling skills, monitoring and evaluation, child protection issues and nutritional education.
CRS will provide partners with guidance in quality assurance by conducting site visits, providing technical
support, and systematic feedback on financial and programmatic reports. In addition, CRS will build the
capacity of partners in programmatic and financial management through trainings and site visits. Utilizing
the capacity and trainings from CRS, the partners will in turn train and support faith based OVC programs in
Northwestern, and Western provinces .CRS will work with partners to strengthen parish and community
structures to ensure sustainability of activities.
All FY 2008 targets will be reached by September 30, 2009.