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
This activity relates to other track 1.0 OVC projects, RAPIDS HKID, and HCP HKID.
Family Health International (FHI) began implementing a Track 1.0 OVC program Faith-based Regional
Initiative for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (FABRIC), in Zambia, in August, 2005. In FY 2007,
FABRIC worked through 17 FBOs to reach 4,500 OVC in five districts with food and nutrition, education,
psychosocial, and heath support. The number of OVC reached surpassed the target set for the year. Of the
total OVC reached, over 70% received support in at least three core primary direct services. In FY 2008,
FABRIC will provide support to 11,000 Orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC).
This activity has four components: (1) capacity building and financial support of Expanded Church
Response (ECR); (2) capacity building of ECR's local partners; (3) essential service delivery to OVC
according to need; and, (4) collaboration and linkages with GRZ and other key service providers. Through
these four components, FABRIC will build and strengthen family and community capacities to provide a
sustainable supportive environment for orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.
In FY 2008, FABRIC will continue providing technical assistance to its local partner, the Expanded Church
Response (ECR) in project management, OVC technical areas, and monitoring and evaluation to ensure
that they have appropriate knowledge and skills to support quality OVC activities in their communities.
FABRIC will continue to strengthen ECR's grant making and grant disbursement mechanisms and its
capacity to provide technical and managerial support to FBOs. FABRIC will also continue to focus on
improving ECR's overall knowledge and skills in OVC programming. This includes ensuring that an
effective and reliable data collection system for monitoring and planning is used by ECR and their local
FBOs partners, data collected is of high quality, in line with USG, GRZ, and FABRIC strategies and
expectations. Capacity building activities includes training, supportive supervision, and mentoring, and will
provide ECR staff with skills to set priorities/target and provide quality services.
The second project component is capacity building to ECR and their local partners to ensure program
sustainability. In FY 2008, in addition to 152 caregivers trained in FY 2007, FABRIC will train 100 caregivers
about how to integrate immunization, food and nutrition, deworming, TB and malaria prevention information
into their messages, especially for OVC under five years. Training will also encourage activities and
services for adolescent OVC, including referral for reproductive health education services. FABRIC will
continue and strengthen the OVC identification process which is done by trained FBO care givers and at
household level using a child and Household Assessment form, which a criteria for eligible OVC.
FABRIC will continue strengthening ECR's grant management capacity and will provide technical and
managerial support to FBOs. Monitoring activities will focus on improving and ensuring quality in the
established OVC projects. Regular supervisory visits to monitor the quality of service provided will be
conducted by the FABRIC Director and monitoring and evaluation officer.
In FY 2008, FABRIC will improve ECR‘s technical ability to support the trained OVC care givers as they
implement psychosocial support, basic nutrition counseling, and educational support activities. FABRIC will
continue to encourage guardians to be more resourceful in the use of local available foods e.g. groundnuts,
beans and soya and to provide food preparation counseling. To ensure more sustainable food security
support from locally available partners, FABRIC will link ECR and the sub-partners to Ministry of Agriculture
and other programs such as National Food and Nutrition Commission and World Food Program (Food for
assert). Educational services will include material support to vulnerable children and includes items that will
facilitate school attendance such as textbooks, exercise books, pencils, school bags and uniforms. In
addition, FABRIC will provide recreational, socialization and play opportunities including day, weekend
and/or holiday camps. Older OVC (Youth 14-17) will continue to be involved in making decision in what they
what the program to do for them. FABRIC will also continue to invite health workers to make presentations
and have discussions with the youth on prevention of HIV and other STIs, gender and sexuality,
implications of early pregnancy etc. The FABRIC program will continue to establish linkages and referrals to
other services available to OVC and their caregivers to ensure their diverse needs are met. FABRIC will
refer OVC in need of health services to local health institutions to access ART, anti-malaria, CT and any
other ailments. FABRIC will also train OVC guardians in early childhood development skills in order for
them to adequately engage the under-five OVC and ensure quality child growth.
FABRIC will continue to support six of the 18 FBOs with income generating activities (IGAs). Although the
IGAs have been running only for 5months, Poultry (chicken) layering and brick making have proved to be
more effective. They are able to get good profit as market is readily available and both chickens and bricks
are on high demand in both urban and rural parts of the country.
The third project component is the delivery of essential services to OVC according to assessed needs. In
FY 2008, FABRIC, through ECR, will continue to support the 17 local partners to expand and improve
quality of OVC services. These partners will reach 4,000 OVC with psychosocial support, educational
programs, nutritional support, health care, and, through referrals, legal and other services. In FY 2008,
FABRIC will train 100 new OVC caregivers who will in turn train the OVC primary caregivers in caring for
OVC, including those infected with HIV. Selection and training of secondary caregivers will continue to
emphasize male involvement. In particular, an effort will be made to work with the existing Men's Christian
Fellowship Committees within various churches since men are traditionally the decision-makers and their
participation could have great influence on community attitudes towards and support of OVC. Secondary
caregivers will be trained to mobilize primary caregivers to participate in national child health week,
especially for under five year olds.
In the final component, collaboration with GRZ and linkages with other stakeholders, FABRIC and its local
partner ECR will work closely with government representatives and local leaders, including provincial and
district authorities, and with recognized community and religious structures, such as Community AIDS Task
Forces and Pastors fellowship, to ensure they are supportive of project activities. FABRIC will continue to
link the projects to the appropriate government services. In collaboration with the Zambia Prevention, Care
and Treatment Partnership, FABRIC will establish and support community-level counseling and testing and
referral for antiretroviral therapy in Luanshya district. More than two-thirds of the households under the
FABRIC program will benefit from an ITN distribution program by RAPIDS. ECR and the local FBOs will
also be encouraged and assisted to set up linkages with other health and social service providers within the
community, through established referral systems, to ensure optimal use of available services and maximize
Activity Narrative: the benefits to the OVC, their caregivers and families. Linkages will be made for ERC and their FBO
partners to organizations, such as the Young Women's Christian Association, that address issues of social
inequalities between men and women and harmful gender cultural norms and practices which are fueling
the HIV epidemic. In FY 2007, FHI leveraged private funding ($6,000) to support income generating
activities for six FBOs and will continue to give financial management guidance to these in FY 2008 to
ensure OVC directly benefit from the profit.
The FABRIC approach is aimed at ensuring the OVC programs are sustainable and will continue after the
project concludes. Through building the capacity of ECR and its local partners, FABRIC is increasing the
technical expertise, financial management and organizational capacity of local partners while strengthening
their networking skills and collaboration with other implementing partners and the GRZ.
All FY 2008 targets will be reached by September 30, 2009.