The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS since 2003. Despite the commitment of human and financial resources, the effort to turn the tide is still not near the ambitious goals set in PEPFAR’s reauthorization in 2008. Given the task, PEPFAR and its implementing partners, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Defense and Peace Corps, have led innovative approaches to leverage additional resources to maximize the investments of PEPFAR and strengthen the efficiency of interventions by segmenting the markets for healthcare services and targeting populations through a mix of public and private services.
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly recognized as an efficient mechanism to leverage additional funds, technical skills, and various in-kind contributions; a more sustainable solution to addressing gaps in service provision; and a winning proposition for the private sector.
Cardno’s P4 is funded by the Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention (CDC) to support its management and scale up of PEPFAR-funded PPPs. Managing the first phase (2009-2015) and now the second phase (2015-2020) of P4, Cardno collaborates with CDC and the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) to leverage the resources of the U.S. Government and private sector partners to meet the PEPFAR goals of improved health outcomes, sustainability, and country ownership.
P4 manages and tracks public and private sector resources available to each respective PPP. P4 helps countries maintain and expand current partnerships, and assists in identifying private sector partners that enhance country ownership and shared responsibility. P4 supports the evaluation of private sector engagement to assess the impact and contribution of PPPs to PEPFAR’s HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention goals and shares lessons learned.
The PPPs contribute to PEPFAR’s goal of an AIDS-free generation through innovative interventions in the areas of strategic health information, combination prevention, treatment, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission while supporting its open data, transparency and accountability agendas.
Contact: For more information on P4 and its services, please contact [email protected]