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
- Pilot new or facilitate scale-up of existing interventions
- Leverage significant private-sector resources
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:
- Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative (ACT)
- DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe)
- Elton John AIDS Foundation LGBT Fund
- Global Plan Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson
- Inside Story Partnership
- Labs for Life Partnership
- Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
- Project Last Mile
- Saving Mothers, Giving Life
- Shuga - MTV Staying Alive
- Together for Girls
- Xpert MTB/RIF Buy-Down
- Saving Mothers, Giving Life: New Year, New Results for Maternal Health
- Ending the AIDS Epidemic Among Adolescents: We’re All in This Together
- A Goal Within Reach: DREAMS To End HIV/AIDS Among Women and Girls
- PEPFAR Announces New Partners and Investments in DREAMS
- New Partnership Dedicates $10 Million to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People Affected by HIV/AIDS
- New U.S. Government Initiatives Accelerate Efforts to End the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic PEPFAR Focuses on Strategic Partnerships and Smart Investments to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation
- The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Nike Foundation Partner on $210 Million Initiative to Reduce New HIV Infections in Adolescent Girls and Young Women
- PEPFAR and MAC AIDS Fund Partnership Will Strengthen HIV/AIDS Services for Youth
- Launch of New Public-Private Partnership to Expand Access to HIV-Related Services for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender People in South Africa
- The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and Children's Investment Fund Foundation Launch $200 million Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative (ACT) to Save Lives
- Public-Private Partnerships Are Vital to Creating an AIDS-Free Generation
- Blog: Public-Private Partnership to bring hope for children living with HIV
- Health Affairs: How PEPFAR’s Public-Private Partnership Achieved Ambitious Goals, From Improving Labs To Strengthening Supply Chains (Requires subscription to Health Affairs)
- Expanding critical HIV prevention and education services for South African Youth
- Public-Private Partnership Entertains as it Raises HIV/AIDS Awareness
Please visit the section on Completed PPP Models for information on PPPs that are no longer active.