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The Funding Gap in the Dominican Republic’s National HIV and AIDS Response

Resource Type: Report Author: Claudia Valdez, Jonathan Cali, and Carlos Avila Published: May 2017 Resource Description: The 2014 National Strategic Plan (NSP) for the National Response to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) runs from 2015 to 2018. The NSP is organized around four strategic areas and 46 subcategories. A National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) […]

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Strengthening the Organizational Capacity of Burundi’s National HIV and AIDS Program

Burundi’s National HIV/AIDS Program (PNLS) was created in 2011 to lead the long-term implementation of the Burundian Ministry of Health’s HIV and AIDS programs. Soon after its inception, it was clear that the National HIV/AIDS Program (Programme de Lutte Contra la SIDA or PNLS) lacked strong management and organizational capacity, resulting in weaker HIV and […]

Antiretroviral Therapy in Botswana: Comparing Costs, Service Utilization, and Quality at Three Levels of Care

Under Botswana’s ambitious Treat All Strategy, nearly 350,000 people living with HIV will require antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2020. With almost half of Botswana’s health expenditure already allocated to HIV, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will need to mobilize additional resources and achieve efficient use of available resources to sustain successful ART coverage.

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Costs of HIV Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnosis Testing in Kenya

Resource Type: Report Authors: Christopher Cintron, Victor Mudhune, Romana Haider, Heather Cogswell, Jose Gutierrez, Frank Angira, and Carlos Avila Published: April 2017 Resource Description: Kenya’s current HIV care guidelines call for universal coverage of routine viral load (VL) monitoring for people receiving antiretroviral therapy and early infant diagnosis (EID) testing for all children born to women with […]

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Ukraine: Is It Cost-Effective to Integrate HIV Counseling and Testing into Primary Care?

Ukraine has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Europe.  The epidemic has historically been concentrated among high-risk populations, especially people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men, but there are indications that it is becoming generalized in some regions. Many people, however, are not aware of their HIV status and […]

Measuring Technical Efficiency of the Provision of Antiretroviral Therapy Among Public Facilities in Botswana

The objective of this study was to analyze variations in the cost and efficiency of providing outpatient ART in public facilities in Botswana. Therefore, we applied an activity-based costing approach to collect data on the costs of delivering ART in a random sample of 120 facilities providing adult ART outpatient services in Botswana, including all […]

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Mobilizing Domestic Funding, Resources to Fight HIV and AIDS

As the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) got underway in Durban, South Africa, UNAIDS warned in a new report that declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are increasing in some regions. The report also highlights the financing gap, citing data that show overall donor funding has dropped to its lowest levels since 2010. Increasingly, […]

Bringing Health Agencies and Central Budget Agencies Together: Lessons Learned

Dr. Gafar Alawode serves as the Chief of Party for HFG’s field office Nigeria. From June 27 to July 1, 2016 HFG collaborated with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, National Health Insurance Scheme, and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to host a workshop on health care financing. The workshop brought together stakeholders from Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos, and […]

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