Public-Private Partnerships

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.

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

  1. Pilot new or facilitate scale-up of existing interventions
  2. Leverage significant private-sector resources

For a project to be considered a PPP, the private sector must contribute at least as many resourcescash and in-kindas 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:





Recent Publications


Success Stories

Please visit the section on Completed PPP Models for information on PPPs that are no longer active.