Modifying Models for Decentralized Distribution of ART through the Private Sector to Address Disruptions Related to COVID-19
A recent report, Decentralized Distribution of Antiretroviral Therapy through the Private Sector: A Strategic Guide for Scale-up, reviewed three decentralized distribution models—community pharmacy (CP), automated dispensing models, and private hospital models—that can make services more convenient for patients while reducing the burden on health systems.
The uptake of population size estimation studies for key populations in guiding HIV responses on the African continent
There has been a heightened emphasis on prioritizing data to inform evidence-based HIV responses, including data focused on both defining the content and scale of HIV programs in response to evidence-based need. Consequently, population size estimation (PSE) studies for key populations have become increasingly common to define the necessary scale of specific programs for key populations. This study aims to assess the research utilization of these size estimates in informing HIV policy and program documents across the African continent.
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) delivers life-saving services to people affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 36 country and regional programs. Founded in 2003, PEPFAR is the largest investment in combating a single disease by a single country in history. To date, more than $47.46 billion has been programmed through bilateral investments in countries.
Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response Interventions Within PEPFAR HIV Pediatric Testing, Care and Treatment
This report presents the preliminary findings from an ongoing project undertaken by 4Children that seeks to identify key opportunities to incorporate violence prevention and response interventions within priority PEPFAR Program Areas at clinical and community levels. The initial focus is on HIV testing and services (HTS) and pediatric care and treatment — a priority identified at an introductory meeting with selected members of the OVC and Gender Technical Working Group Advisors held in July 2015.
As part of its Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) guidance, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) released Version 2.3 in September 2018, which includes revised indicators for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs. These indicators are intended for routine monitoring of service delivery (OVC_SERV) and HIV status (OVC_HIVSTAT) and are to be reported biannually by all global implementing partners.