What We Do
HP+ contributes to global frameworks and targets on HIV and AIDS and country strategic plans. We participate in the work of PEPFAR and the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. We also actively engage with the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy and the 2015 WHO Treatment and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Guidelines. Good policies and a favorable policy environment are keys to capitalizing on this fragile moment of opportunity. Our work with host-country partners takes the form of
- Producing and using data to influence policy and programmatic decisions that affect work at national and subnational levels
- Supporting HIV responses to particular populations and geographies, while assisting governments in developing policies to scale up ART
- Helping countries address human rights challenges, reduce barriers to access, and increase uptake of services for PLHIV and other key populations
- Strengthening civil society organizations and cultivating deeper engagement with populations most affected by HIV, through the use of unique trainings and innovative tools and models
- Facilitating site-level efficiency and improving service quality without increasing cost—\primarily in locations heavily burdened by HIV—the project enhances efficiency by improving health governance and creating detailed costing analyses and financial scenarios for expanding ART eligibility
- Building capacity among advocates to effectively support health budget transparency, health governance, and accountability
- Convening and generating collaborations among multiple sectors and partners—with particular attention given to increasing their use of evidence-informed advocacy and decision making—to fulfill their shared responsibility to PLHIV, adolescents, and other key populations
- Assisting countries in improving health outcomes by addressing barriers created by stigma and discrimination, gender inequalities, socioeconomic status, operational problems, and other factors that prevent people from seeking necessary HIV prevention, treatment, and care services
- Helping countries and stakeholders prioritize, adapt, calculate costs (and understand cost effectiveness and cost efficiency), and reform clinical guidelines to improve HIV outcomes
- Supporting the PEPFAR Sustainability Agenda by helping countries plan and implement sustainable HIV responses
HP+ works toward mainstreaming GSD competency in the global HIV response. The project provides expert guidance to help people understand how stigma and discrimination negatively affect gender and sexual minorities’ health and lives, and recognize opportunities to reduce stigma.
HP+ is supporting PEPFAR country teams to conduct legal environment assessments (LEAs) and develop advocacy reform plans to address LEA findings, fulfilling requirements outlined in PEPFAR's 2016 Country/Regional Operational Plan Guidance.
HP+ is implementing comprehensive approaches to reduce stigma and discrimination, leading groundbreaking research and initiatives to create globally standardized tools and indicators for measuring and addressing stigma in health facilities.
HP+ is applying its expertise in health policy, finance, advocacy, governance, and clinical HIV (along the prevention and treatment cascade) to support children living with, or at risk of contracting, HIV from infancy through young adulthood.
HP+ is providing technical assistance to Global Fund recipients in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia to help them plan for the transition from external to domestic funding of their health systems—including their HIV responses—and explore “social contracting.”