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 Optima Modeling Tool Partnership was added to the P4 Project portfolio. The partnership with CDC and Burnet Institute, works to expand the Optima Tool that predicts HIV epidemiological trends linking program costs, coverage and outcomes. The partners will expand the tool’s capacity to receive additional input aligned with current parameters for funding and implementing HIV care, treatment, and prevention services. The expected results are improved linkages, retention and adherence to HIV care and treatment for maximizing viral suppression levels.
PPP Results (January-March 2016)
mHealth Tanzania Partnership
Leverages economies of scale and pools expertise and 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 target users.
- To date 1.3M registrations have been recorded and 86.5M SMSs sent and received via Health Pregnancy, Healthy Baby.
- 9.6M SMSs were sent and received by registrants this quarter, a 128% increase from the 4.2M SMSs sent and received the previous period.
- In March 2016 the USG, Airtel Tanzania, and Tanzanian officials launched a new mobile application, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), on the Government of Tanzania’s eGov shortcode that will help healthcare workers enroll target users faster. Read press releaseand more on launch.
- New value-added services will soon be included on the mHealth Tanzania Partnership SMS platform:
- m-Nutrition service with partner, GAIN, will send SMS nutrition content to parents. To be launched in June 2016 offering over 200 nutrition-based messages; and
- Option B+ SMS messaging aims to increase HIV+ pregnant mothers using antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission.
Improves the healthcare of underserved populations with open source, collaborative development and support of country driven, large scale health information architectures. The partnership also supports PEPFAR data management systems globally.
- Collaborated with Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) to establish a new regional interoperability lab. AeHIN represents 20+ countries in Asia Pacific and notable multilateral partners.
- Supported the PEPFAR Data Hub development, including Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact (DATIM) system and Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) systems and provided database and data migration support.
- Newest DHIS 2 version 2.23 was released.
- Continued support of DATIM implemented in 50 countries, providing software development, hosting and maintenance assistance to 100 partners and 9,000 users to collect PEPFAR indicators.
Ebola Task Force Partnership
Supports integrated disease surveillance strengthening and Ebola response in West African nations. Private partner, University of Oslo, leverages the District Health Information System (DHIS 2) platform to target a more effective disease surveillance and response.
- A DHIS 2 surveillance demonstrator was developed to support regional capacity building.
- A new community is under development that aims to showcase DHIS 2-related surveillance discussions, resources, case studies and country activities.
mHealth Kenya Partnership Evaluation
Links private and public organizations to support health service provision in Kenya by leveraging mHealth technology. P4 manages the technical review and funding of the evaluation of the partnership’s projects, Text 4 Life Project and Early Infant Diagnosis Project.
- Reviewed the Text 4 Life evaluation implementation plan and data collection tools with stakeholders for recommended revisions.
- Conducted qualitative analysis of SMSs received by the Text 4 Life system from blood donors; more than 24,000 messages were reviewed and analyzed to inform the relationship between blood donors and the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) as well as blood donor knowledge of blood donation processes.
Key Populations Integrated Bio-Behavioral Survey Partnership
Supports an integrated bio-behavioral survey that will leverage mobile point of care equipment and provide the basis for future programming decisions to better control the HIV epidemic in Papua New Guinea.
- Start-up has been delayed; more updates to come after May 2016.