Recognizing that partnerships are important to help programs achieve sustainability for the long-term, Congress authorized PEPFAR to promote public-private partnerships (PPP) as a priority element of the U.S. strategy to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Since 2006, PEPFAR has facilitated close to 300 public-private partnerships, yielding nearly $400 million in private sector investment and $335 million in funding from PEPFAR.
PEPFAR defines PPPs as collaborative endeavors that combine resources from the public sector with resources, both monetary and in-kind, from the private sector to accomplish PEPFAR’s HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment goals. PPPs enable the U.S. government and private-sector entities to maximize their efforts through jointly defined objectives, program design and implementation, and through the sharing of resources, risks and results.
Two hallmarks of PPPs are that they:
For a project to be considered a PPP, the private sector must contribute at least as many resources - cash and in-kind - as PEPFAR contributes in funding. Private sector partners include foundations, U.S. and non-U.S. private businesses and corporations, private health sector providers, business and trade associations, unions, venture capitalists, and social entrepreneurs.
Public-private partnerships enhance the global response to HIV/AIDS, and will support the transition to more sustainable country programs. The role of Private Sector Engagement is highlighted in the PEPFAR Blueprint as a part of the Roadmap for Shared Responsibility.
The following examples illustrate the diversity of PEPFAR's public-private partnerships in support of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs:
Please visit the section on Completed PPP Models for information on PPPs that are no longer active.
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