Resource Type: Report Author: Claudia Valdez, Jonathan Cali, and Carlos Avila Published: May 2017 Resource Description: The 2014 National Strategic Plan (NSP) for the National Response to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) runs from 2015 to 2018. The NSP is organized around four strategic areas and 46 subcategories. A National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) […]
Burundi’s National HIV/AIDS Program (PNLS) was created in 2011 to lead the long-term implementation of the Burundian Ministry of Health’s HIV and AIDS programs. Soon after its inception, it was clear that the National HIV/AIDS Program (Programme de Lutte Contra la SIDA or PNLS) lacked strong management and organizational capacity, resulting in weaker HIV and […]
This brief describes the process of strengthening the organizational capacity of the Ministry of Health’s HIV/AIDS program (PNLS) in Burundi from 2013 to 2016. The story of this activity is a remarkable one. In the course of the three years, PNLS went from an ineffective and weak organization to being selected as the Global Fund […]
Under Botswana’s ambitious Treat All Strategy, nearly 350,000 people living with HIV will require antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2020. With almost half of Botswana’s health expenditure already allocated to HIV, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will need to mobilize additional resources and achieve efficient use of available resources to sustain successful ART coverage.
Resource Type: Report Authors: Christopher Cintron, Victor Mudhune, Romana Haider, Heather Cogswell, Jose Gutierrez, Frank Angira, and Carlos Avila Published: April 2017 Resource Description: Kenya’s current HIV care guidelines call for universal coverage of routine viral load (VL) monitoring for people receiving antiretroviral therapy and early infant diagnosis (EID) testing for all children born to women with […]
The objective of this study was to analyze variations in the cost and efficiency of providing outpatient ART in public facilities in Botswana. Therefore, we applied an activity-based costing approach to collect data on the costs of delivering ART in a random sample of 120 facilities providing adult ART outpatient services in Botswana, including all […]
In Nigeria, private organizations, including the media, are heeding the call to take ownership of the HIV and AIDS response. Rivers state radio station Cool/Wazobia FM/Nigeria Info has shown commitment to the cause, signing a deal in July 2016 to provide HIV-related programming over the next two years.
As the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) got underway in Durban, South Africa, UNAIDS warned in a new report that declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are increasing in some regions. The report also highlights the financing gap, citing data that show overall donor funding has dropped to its lowest levels since 2010. Increasingly, […]
Dr. Gafar Alawode serves as the Chief of Party for HFG’s field office Nigeria. From June 27 to July 1, 2016 HFG collaborated with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, National Health Insurance Scheme, and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to host a workshop on health care financing. The workshop brought together stakeholders from Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos, and […]
People living with HIV and AIDS in Vietnam now have greater access to antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) than ever before. This access to care is largely the result of financial and in-kind contributions from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEFAR) and The Global Fund which together have worked with the Government of Vietnam to cover […]