Integration


As the largest component of President Obama's Global Health Initiative, PEPFAR is actively working to enhance the integration of quality interventions with the broader health and development programs of the USG, country partners, multilateral organizations, and other donors. Through activities like co-location of services and expanded training of health care workers, PEPFAR can expand access to overall care and support for infected and affected individuals. As noted earlier, a particular focus of PEPFAR's integration is to expand access to care for women and children. PEPFAR is also emphasizing engagement with broader health and development programs. Some examples include:

  • Expanding HIV/TB integration by ensuring that PLWHA are routinely screened and treated for TB, and that people with TB are tested for HIV and referred, with follow up, for appropriate prophylaxis and treatment;
  • Linking PEPFAR food and nutrition programs with the new USG Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative;
  • Expanding partnerships with education, economic strengthening, microfinance, and vocational training programs; and
  • Promoting accountable and responsive governance through increased bilateral engagement and capacity building with partner governments.

Programmatic Strategy: In this second phase of PEPFAR, a new program strategy is underway that supports the Administration's overall emphasis on improving health outcomes, increasing program sustainability and integration, and strengthening health systems. Some of these changes are already being implemented with planning and programming for FY 2010. Over the next year, PEPFAR will be working closely with country teams in order to translate, prioritize, and implement this strategy in a manner appropriate to the country context. More information on the broader strategic framework for PEPFAR activities can be found in the strategy annexes which will be made available at www.pepfar.gov/strategy.

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