Maximizing the potential and results of global health public-private partnerships is our mandate, closely tied to PEPFAR’s goal of improved health outcomes, sustainability and country ownership. Below learn about P4 Project’s latest services, tools and results in its support of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
- The MTV Shuga Campaign, managed by P4 Project (Cardno), is one of five finalists for the P3 Impact Award that recognizes highly effective PPPs. Partners include PEPFAR, Government of Nigeria, Viacom International Media Works, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and Cardno. The award will be presented at the Concordia Awards on September 20, 2016 in New York City.
- In October 2016 P4 Project welcomes two new PPPs: Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Ethiopia and MTV Shuga Series 5 (filmed and produced in South Africa)!!
PPP Results (April-August 2016)
mHealth Tanzania Partnership
Leverages economies of scale and pools resources from diverse partners to harness mobile technology for sustainable and scalable public health programs. Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby SMS Service (Wazazi Nipendeni) offers free and safe antenatal, motherhood and infant healthcare messages to users.
- To date 1.5M registrations have been recorded and 100M safe motherhood SMSs sent and received via Wazazi Nipdendi SMS Service since November 2012.
- mHealth Tanzania is enhancing its mHealth platform to be more responsive to health system needs with new features to support surveys and other added services.
- In September 2016 a new HIV SMS service will be offered thanks to a new alliance with the Henry Jackson Foundation/U.S. Military HIV Research Program, targeting HIV+ patients for appointment reminders, support and care.
- In August 2016 a SMS feedback service was piloted so patients can rate healthcare services received. This first-ever feature will help the Government of Tanzania improve quality assurance of its healthcare services and facilities.
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Improves the healthcare of underserved populations with open source, collaborative development and support of country driven, large scale health information architectures. Supports PEPFAR data management systems globally also.
- OpenHIE’s Terminology Services is helping Zimbabwe’s Health Informatics Training and Research Advancement Center design a Health Worker Registry based on the Distributed Terminology System.
- OpenHIE’s newest innovation is under development: An interlinked registry (ILR) to facilitate message exchange within health information exchanges.
- OpenHIE now manages 10,000+ users and partners on PEPFAR’s DATIM system in 50 countries.
- PEPFAR Dashboard’s server oversight continues under OpenHIE.
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Ebola Task Force Partnership
Supports efforts to strengthen integrated disease surveillance and Ebola response in West African nations national and regional health systems. Strengthens health systems that are leveraging the District Health Information System (DHIS 2) platform to target more effective disease surveillance and response.
- In July 2016 the newest version of DHIS 2, version 2.24 was released, now equipped with cutting-edge GIS layers for elevation, population density and night-time lights from Google Earth Engine.
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mHealth Kenya Partnership Evaluation
The mHealth Kenya Partnership links private and public organizations to support improved health service provision in Kenya by leveraging mHealth technology. P4 Project provides technical assistance and capacity building for the evaluation of the partnership’s projects: Text for Life Project (T4L) and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Project and Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) eMobile Project.
- The T4L Evaluation Report currently is wrapping up with results expected in late 2016. Results will show how much T4L contributed to improved safe blood donations in Kenya.
- The EID Evaluation protocol design is in its early stages.
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Key Populations Integrated Bio-Behavioral Survey Partnership
Supports an integrated bio-behavioral survey that leverages mobile point-of-care equipment to provide the basis for future programming decisions to better control the HIV epidemic in Papua New Guinea among key populations, including females who sell and/or exchange sex, men who have sex with men and transgender populations.
- Field staff training took place between May-June 2016, including implementation of standard operating procedures, laboratory and site set-up.
- As of July 250+ key population participants have been recruited for the bio-behavioral survey.
- Thanks to this survey, now local healthcare providers get new referrals of HIV+ clients that went undiagnosed before. This is a huge success in such a short time that exposes the high HIV prevalence rates found.
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Optima HIV Model Tool Partnership
Expands the Optima HIV Model Tool that predicts HIV epidemiological trends by linking program costs, coverage and outcomes. The tool will be enhanced for added input aligned with current funding parameters and implementing HIV care, treatment, and prevention services.
- The tool was modified to enhance its care and treatment processes, giving it better linkage toWHO Consolidated Strategic Information Guidelines for HIV in the Health Sector and the HIV Cascade Framework for Key Populations.
- Jamaica’s Ministry of Health is now designing a pilot run of the tool.
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