What is the Partnership Framework?
The Partnership Framework in Support of South Africa’s National HIV & AIDS and TB Response (2012/13 – 2016/17) (PDF 4.94 MB) is a five-year cooperative agreement signed by South Africa and the United States (PEPFAR) in December 2010.
The joint agreement puts South Africa in the lead in managing and directing a sustainable health program, including ongoing PEPFAR support.
This cooperative effort aims to strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of South Africa’s national HIV, STI and TB response through joint planning and decision-making.
Partnership Framework Implementation Plan (PFIP)
PEPFAR and the South African government have developed and signed a Partnership Framework Implementation Plan (PDF 1010 KB) which explicitly spells out the scope and pace of this transition to which U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remarked:
“We will embark upon the next chapter in our relationship with renewed determination, because our goal is no new AIDS patients…And by continuing to work together and embracing smart strategies, I believe that the United States and South Africa can reach that goal.”
Country Operational Plan 2017: Strategic Direction Summary (SDS)
The United States government is working in collaboration with the South African government to realign PEPFAR resources for greater impact. The PEPFAR Focusing for Impact is a commitment to focus resources where the HIV virus is in order to achieve the goal of epidemic control in South Africa.
The Focusing for Impact strategy focuses on both programmatic and geographic areas, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Technical Assistance (TA) and Direct Service Delivery in an environment of limited resources.
The objectives are to refocus PEPFAR and South African government resources to support the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) “90-90-90” targets where 90 percent of all people living with HIV know their status, 90 percent of all people diagnosed with HIV infection receive Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), and 90 percent of all people receiving ART have viral suppression.
The other aim is to improve linkages and program planning between prevention, treatment and Orphans and Vulnerable Children programs at the community and facility levels.
The broad goal is to maximize the impact of investments, in order to reach epidemic control within two years, in 27 districts with the highest concentration of HIV infected people and where incidence rates among specific populations are high.
The PEPFAR South Africa Country Operational Plan 2017 Strategic Directions Summary (SDS) presents the overview of the COP 2017 plan.
About PEPFAR Focusing for Impact Strategy: Focusing for Impact (PDF 130KB)