HIV & AIDS Projects

MSH is improving the lives of people affected by HIV & AIDS through our work in 35 countries. Our comprehensive approach is to deliver quality, integrated, and sustainable HIV & AIDS services by strengthening health systems. These are a few examples of the projects MSH is working on.

AIDSTAR-Two
The AIDSTAR-Two (AS-Two) Project offers systematic organizational capacity-building assistance to HIV & AIDS local implementing partners including NGOs, CSOs, service provider networks, Global Fund CCMs, PRs and sub PRs, and public-sector institutions and programs in addition to US Government (USG) field missions. AS-Two is working to improve the capacity of local partners to lead, manage, and govern their organizations efficiently and effectively in order to produce enhanced health results.

Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa
With support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and in partnership with Management Sciences for Health, the Building Local Capacity (BLC) for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project is strengthening local and regional systems to respond more effectively and sustainably to the HIV & AIDS epidemic. The project builds the capacity of government and civil society entities in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe to implement policies and health services for those infected with and affected by HIV & AIDS. The three key program areas include care and support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), HIV prevention, and community-based care. 

Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Program Phase II (GHARP II)
The Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Program Phase II (GHARP II) is designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of HIV & AIDS and mitigate its impact on the lives of the Guyanese people. Our focus will include increasing prevention services for most-at-risk-populations; increasing access to care, support, and treatment for people living with AIDS and their families; strengthening the civil sector; and increasing the effectiveness of other US-government-supported programs.

GHARP II will work with the Government of Guyana, the civil society, and the private sector using three approaches: to strengthen health systems, develop preventive interventions and improve the quality of HIV/AIDS services. Each approach will be linked by three themes and inform all activities: gender awareness, integration with the National HIV/AIDS strategy, and integration with other initiatives funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHARP II is funded by USAID. Partners include Howard Delafield International and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Grant Management Solutions (GMS)
The Grant Management Solutions (GMS) project was established by the US Government to provide urgent, short-term technical support to countries receiving grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. GMS is a USAID-funded project managed by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). It is led by MSH with four partners. GMS assists in governance and leadership challenges; financial and grants management; procurement and supply management; monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; and improving the skills and participation of civil society organizations and local consultants. Through a small core staff that draws upon a large, evolving network of local, regional, and international consultants, GMS primarily works with Country Coordinating Mechanisms and Principal Recipients at country level. GMS is located within the Center for Leadership and Management.

Prevention and Organizational Systems – AIDS Care and Treatment (ProACT) Project
The Prevention and Organizational Systems – AIDS Care and Treatment Project (ProACT) is a follow-on associate award to the Nigeria Leadership, Management and Sustainability AIDS Care and Treatment Project (LMS-ACT). ProACT supports HIV & AIDS and TB services in the six project states of Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, Taraba, and Adamawa, while placing a strong emphasis on building government and CSO capacity to strengthen health and HIV & AIDS systems for delivery of integrated health and HIV & AIDS and TB services. HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment services, together with selected wrap around services (maternal, neonatal and child health including family planning, malaria, and nutrition) will form the core package of services. Using gender-based approaches and through small grants program for local CSOs, this project supports strengthening of community organizational systems for management of HIV & AIDS as a chronic illness and overall improvements in community health.

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