The Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDSFree Generation (AIDSFree) Project improves the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV interventions. These include expanded HIV testing and treatment, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), voluntary medical male circumcision, and promotion of condom use.
AIDSFree will enable six high-prevalence countries to achieve 90-90-90 targets.* AIDSFree is a cooperative agreement funded through 2019 by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). AIDSFree is led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., with partners Abt Associates Inc., Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), EnCompass LLC, IMA World Health, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Jhpiego, and PATH. AIDSFree supports and advances implementation of PEPFAR by providing capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV implementers at the local, regional, and national levels.
Building on the momentum of USAID and PEPFAR’s investments in ending HIV, AIDSFree fosters effective and sustainable HIV prevention, care, and treatment. To increase country ownership and program sustainability, AIDSFree works closely with governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), and private sector partners to address critical pillars of public health: human resources for health, technical service delivery, development of evidence-based tools, quality improvement, demand creation, data collection, analysis and utilization, and leadership and management.
The AIDSFree consortium works with a network of hundreds of CSOs to scale-up accessibility of high-quality HIV services. These partners work to ensure national CSOs receive comprehensive capacity-building, encompassing governance of programs, strategic planning, program management (including finance, Zimbabwe Swaziland Lesotho Namibia Angola Côte d’Ivoire Malawi Tanzania *Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) targets for the control of HIV; 90% of all people living with HIV to know their status; 90% of those diagnosed with HIV to be on sustained ART; and 90% of those on ART to achieve viral suppression. accounting, and human resources), information technology, resource mobilization, and monitoring and evaluation. Baseline and follow-up assessments are built into this technical assistance, ensuring impact and improved service quality.
EGPAF is the lead consortium partner for all PMTCT activities within AIDSFree and provides comprehensive and cost-effective technical assistance in capacity-strengthening, PMTCT service delivery, and research. Our technical assistance programs aim to increase coverage, improve capacity of national and local partners in the provision of high-quality PMTCT services, and effectively manage national PMTCT programs.