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: 2011
K4Health's results are in line with the following PFIP key intervention area: "Development of human andinstitutional capacity to manage an effective HIV response, including aspects of strategic information."The NERCHA Info Centre Website, launched in March 2011, is a critical knowledge sharing tool, used tohouse materials about HIV/AIDS and ensure access to important eLearning courses, eToolkits, and othermaterials. Activities focus on Swaziland (nationally), with a particular emphasis on those working at thenational and district levels because they have access to the Internet. Target populations are programmanagers, policy makers and health service providers. A pilot community information center is alsotargeting community members in Nkamandzi, near Matsapha. K4Health works with the NERCHA InfoCentre, with whom other PEPFAR-funded partners also work, including PSI Swaziland and JHU(Research 2 Prevention). In order to be cost efficient, K4Health will work directly to cost share onactivities and support with the Info Centre. All project activities are implemented in direct consultationwith the NERCHA Info Centre and its associated technical working group, thereby ensuring localstakeholder commitment. A key focus of all K4Health activities is transferring knowledge sharingapproaches and tools to local staff for ongoing management and maintenance. Two staff membersdevote part of their time to routine program M&E: the K4Health/JHU-CCP Country program officer and theInfo Centre Resource Officer. This includes monitoring of administrative data files and Google Analyticson a quarterly basis. As the project moves ahead, the team will also triangulate results using differentdata sources (e.g., in-depth interviews, surveys, Info Kiosk logs).
K4Health will continue working with the NERCHA Info Centre on information management andknowledge sharing activities to ensure that up to date information is widely available in a timely and easyto access manner. The Info Centre website activity responds to K4Health's HIV information needsassessment findings that many health professionals have Internet access, and that a central, high-quality
source of HIV information is needed. Activities include continuing to support the NERCHA Info Centrestaff to maintain and update their website. K4Health will support the Info Centre to create keycollections of HIV prevention information materials (eToolkits). In collaboration with established technicalworking groups, these collections will be driven by local priorities in terms of topic (e.g. PMTCT, stigmaand discrimination, VMMC, M&E) and audience (e.g. policy makers, program manager, and healthservice providers). Through an eLearning course on documenting and communicating best practices forHIV prevention (available online and through the NERCHA Info Centre), local professionals will be betterable to document, communicate and share lessons learned around HIV prevention approaches.K4Health will also support the NERCHA Info Centre and partner organization SAfAIDS to continueoperating a community learning and information kiosk in one community. This kiosk will be a resourcefor local professionals (e.g. teachers, health service providers, community health workers) as well asprovide access to adults and youth. Kiosk visitors will access and use eLearning courses, printmaterials, eToolkits, and participate in community forums related to HIV prevention. Working withsupport from the NERCHA Info Centre, K4Health plans to partner with the Research2Prevention (R2P)project to conduct information sharing and dialogue events with members of Swazi tertiary institutions.This will include supporting the Info Centre to have a presence at campus events, actively sharingknowledge and promoting information services.