Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree)

Geographic Scope: Worldwide

Countries: Angola, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Capacity Development, Knowledge Management

Technical Expertise: HIV

Website: https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/


The AIDSFree Project improves the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV interventions—such as HIV testing, treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), and condom promotion—in order to meet country-specific objectives.

AIDSFree advances implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by providing capacity development and technical support to missions, host-country governments, and HIV implementers at local, regional, and national levels. Building on the momentum of USAID and PEPFAR’s investments in ending HIV, AIDSFree fosters effective and sustainable HIV programs.

To increase country ownership and program sustainability, AIDSFree works closely with government, civil society, and the private sector to address critical pillars of public health: human resources for health, technical service delivery, development of evidence-based tools, quality improvement, demand creation, data collection, analysis and utilization, service delivery, and leadership and management.

Getting the right technical and programmatic information to policymakers, program planners, and implementers is key to achieving an AIDS-free generation. In line with the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation, AIDSFree disseminates technical information through traditional and digital media for scale-up of core evidence-based interventions. AIDSFree also builds technical and organizational capacity to deliver high-impact evidence-based programs and translates research findings to programmatic practices.

AIDSFree can accept funding from missions to rapidly expand and strengthen HIV interventions and build capacity in the public and civil society sectors. AIDSFree works with countries to identify opportunities to implement evidence-based best practices and new technologies; engage country partners to balance scale-up and capacity strengthening; integrate services and improve referral mechanisms and client retention; address structural barriers that impede rapid adaptation of emerging evidence and best practices; transform and sustain change through quality improvement; and support client- and family-centered services.

Visit the AIDSFree website for more information about how they are working to achieve the 90-90-90 treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic.

AIDSFree is a five-year cooperative agreement led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., with partners Abt Associates Inc., Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), EnCompass LLC, IMA World Health, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Jhpiego Corporation, and PATH.

 

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