U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
South Africa and U.S. PEPFAR Transition
Under the Partnership Framework Implementation Plan in Support of South Africa’s National HIV, STI & TB Response (PFIP), PEPFAR’S transition of HIV/TB services to the South African Government is a continuation of the robust partnership that has allowed both governments to jointly respond to the HIV and AIDS and TB pandemics.
PEPFAR funding is gradually decreasing over the next few years, while South Africa is expanding its investment in the response to HIV and AIDS and TB.
South Africa is a global model in this regard – one of the first countries anywhere to transition from a development assistance-led effort to a country-led approach.
There will be no interruption of treatment and care services during the transition of direct service provision to the South African Government.
Our goal as the PEPFAR is to ensure that no one who needs support will be harmed by this transition and funding shift.
An advantage of the transition is that overall costs can be reduced, allowing assistance to reach more people in need more comprehensively under the South African National Primary Healthcare System.
The PFIP forms the roadmap for the implementation of the principles of the Partnership Framework in Support of South Africa’s National HIV & AIDS and TB Response (2012/13 – 2016/17) (PF) signed in December 2010 between the Government of South and the Government of the United States.
The PFIP is guided by the South Africa National Strategic Plan for HIV, STIs and TB 2012 – 2016 (NSP), which was launched on December 1, 2011.
PEPFAR) supports this multi-sector approach, and this PFIP outlines how PEPFAR will implement programs in support of the NSP.