New Partner Organizations: First Round (Updated January 2009)


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23 New Partnership Initiative Grants Announced in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS


Through the New Partners Initiative (NPI), the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) builds the capacity of organizations at the community level, while also building local ownership of HIV/AIDS responses for the long term. The following organizations received first round grant awards under the NPI:

Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo

  • Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo (ADPP) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works with local and international partners to secure basic living conditions, including education and health. ADPP plans to target teachers in Mozambique with HIV counseling and testing and prevention services using the ABC approach (Abstain, Be faithful, correct and consistent use of Condoms).

Catholic Medical Mission Board

  • The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) provides primary health care programs, medicines and supplies, volunteers, and training to people in need worldwide, without regard to religion or ethnicity. CMMB’s goal is to build the capacity of local communities and institutions to provide long-term, sustainable health care. CMMB plans to provide prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs in Zambia. The organization is a PEPFAR sub-partner1 that has graduated to prime partner2.

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

  • Partnering with churches and local organizations throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Americas, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee helps communities to build sustainable responses in circumstances of poverty, disaster and injustice. The organization plans to work in Kenya to expand existing abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs, HIV counseling and testing, palliative care, and care for orphans and vulnerable children. The organization is a PEPFAR sub-partner that has graduated to prime partner.

Church Alliance for Orphans

  • Namibia’s Church Alliance for Orphans is a faith-based organization that aims to encourage and empower local churches and other faith-based organizations to provide emotional, spiritual and material assistance to orphans and vulnerable children. The Church Alliance for Orphans plans to work in Namibia to provide such services to orphans and vulnerable children. The organization is a PEPFAR sub-partner that has graduated to prime partner.

Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Foundation for Hospices in sub-Saharan Africa was established to expand hospice and palliative care services. The organization manages an extensive partnership program among American and African hospices and palliative care programs, linking resources among more than 100 individual programs. In Tanzania, Foundation for Hospices in sub-Saharan Africa plans to strengthen and extend efforts to provide palliative care services.

Genesis Trust (Ugu AIDS Alliance)

  • Genesis Trust is an indigenous organization that operates in the Ugu District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Genesis Trust operates a care center, as well as an inpatient palliative care/hospice facility, which it plans to expand. The center provides end-of-life care to HIV-positive individuals, helping to minimize suffering. Genesis Trust plans to continue work in South Africa, providing HIV counseling and testing, palliative care, and care for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as prevention programs using the ABC approach.

Geneva Global

  • Geneva Global addresses a range of issues, including HIV/AIDS, poverty solutions through micro-credit, youth at risk, human trafficking, and women’s empowerment. The organization’s HIV/AIDS activities have focused on abstinence and faithfulness, working in partnership with local faith-based implementers across Africa. Geneva Global plans to provide a range of services in Côte d’Ivoire and Ethiopia, including abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs, palliative care, and care for orphans and vulnerable children.

Global Outreach for Addiction Leadership and Learning

  • Global Outreach for Addiction Leadership and Learning (GOAL) works to impact addiction-related problems by creating in-country capacity to support and sustain recovery from addictive diseases. In Kenya, GOAL plans to address the association between alcohol addiction and increased risk for HIV infection by providing prevention programs using the ABC approach.

Kara Counseling Trust

  • Kara Counseling Trust is a Zambian, non-governmental organization that works with the government and international partners to prevent new HIV infections and counter the ravaging effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia. Kara Counseling Trust plans to scale up existing activities and introduce new services, providing HIV counseling and testing, care for orphans and vulnerable children, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services, and prevention programs using the ABC approach. The organization is a PEPFAR sub-partner that has graduated to prime partner.

Light and Courage Centre Trust

  • The Light and Courage Centre in Botswana was established to provide care, support and information to community members living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Today, the program involves people living with HIV/AIDS in service delivery. The Trust was established with support from the local Rotary club. The Centre plans to continue its work in Botswana providing palliative care.

Luapula Foundation

  • Luapula Foundation is a community-based organization that operates in the Mansa District, Luapula Province of Zambia. In Zambia, the organization plans to provide HIV counseling and testing to underserved communities and care services for orphans and vulnerable children.

Mothers 2 Mothers

  • Mothers 2 Mothers is a non-governmental organization that provides care for women across South Africa. It also trains women living with HIV/AIDS to become line mangers and service providers of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services at Mothers 2 Mothers sites. The program plans to expand prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs in three new countries: Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia. Mothers 2 Mothers is a PEPFAR sub-partner that has graduated to prime partner.

Natural Family Planning Center of Washington D.C.

  • The Natural Family Planning Center of Washington D.C. has over 25 years experience providing preteens and teens in the United States and abroad with education on fertility and sexuality with a focus on preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. The organization plans to provide abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania.

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc.

  • Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization that seeks to provide loving, compassionate, and just service by mobilizing private and public resources. The organization plans to scale up abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs, care for orphans and vulnerable children, and palliative care in Ethiopia and Zambia. The organization is a PEPFAR sub-partner that has graduated to prime partner.

Nordic Assistance to Vietnam

  • Nordic Assistance to Vietnam is a Norwegian faith-based organization that works to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. The organization plans to work in Vietnam, providing prevention programs using the ABC approach, palliative care, and care for orphans and vulnerable children.

ONG Le Soutien

  • ONG Le Soutien is an indigenous organization in Côte d’Ivoire that works to improve the living conditions of orphans and vulnerable children. The organization is one of two actively providing services in the conflict area, where it is dangerous and difficult to work. ONG Le Soutien plans to continue work in Côte d’Ivoire, providing palliative care and services for orphans and vulnerable children.

Reseau Ivoirien des Organisations de PVVIH (RIP+)

  • RIP+ is an association of groups of people living with HIV/AIDS that employs integrated and comprehensive programming, building the capacity of local organizations to provide care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS. In Côte d’Ivoire, RIP+ plans to provide HIV counseling and testing, palliative care, and care for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as prevention programs using the ABC approach.

ServeHaiti, Inc.

  • For more than 10 years, ServeHaiti has worked with communities in Grand-Bois. The organization has grown from a single church outreach ministry to an independent corporation supported by four churches and hundreds of volunteers and contributors from the United States. The organization plans to provide abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs, HIV counseling and testing, palliative care, and care for orphans and vulnerable children in Haiti.

Universidade Catolica De Mocambique

  • Universidad Catolica De Mocambique (UCM) established a medical school to address the critical shortage of physicians in Mozambique. UCM successfully managed a grant from the National Institutes of Health and is currently engaged in a “Twinning Partnership” with the University of Pittsburgh. This twinning partnership will continue to increase human resource capacity to provide HIV counseling and testing, palliative care, and care for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs.

Visions in Action

  • Visions in Action works to achieve social justice in the developing world through communities of skilled, local volunteers. Visions in Action employs an innovative model that involves local volunteers, helping to build human resource capacity. In Uganda, the organization plans to scale up abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs and HIV counseling and testing services.

World Hope International

  • World Hope International is a faith-based organization that mobilizes comprehensive community- and faith-based responses to HIV/AIDS in Haiti. World Health International plans to lead and mentor local organizations in rural, underserved areas of Haiti, providing abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs, HIV counseling and testing, palliative care, and care for orphans and vulnerable children. The organization is a PEPFAR sub-partner that has graduated to prime partner.

Youth Health Organization

  • Youth Health Organization (YOHO) is a unique, youth-led, community mobilization, partnership-driven, initiative. In Botswana, YOHO is committed to reducing new HIV infections among Batswana youth through training, community mobilization, and participation in national events. YOHO plans to work with youth in Botswana to provide abstinence and faithfulness prevention programs. The organization is a PEPFAR sub-partner that has graduated to prime partner.

1 Sub-partner: The entity to which a prime partner allocates funding. (Source: FY2006 COP Guidance, p. 43)
2 Prime partner: The entity which received funding directly from, and has a direct contractual relationship (contract, cooperative agreement, grant, etc.) with, the USG Agency. (Source: FY2006 COP Guidance, p.39)

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