Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards AIHA New Five-Year Grant
Washington, DC, September 19, 2019 – American International Health Alliance (AIHA) is pleased to announce that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded AIHA a five-year grant to implement a range of activities in support of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This project, entitled “Targeted Programmatic Support Across Countries under the Global Fund and PEPFAR” begins on September 30, 2019. Among other things, the project aims to increase capacity, particularly with civil society organizations, and implement direct service delivery (DSD) activities across PEPFAR countries globally.
AIHA plans to build on much of the work the organization has done through other PEPFAR-funded programs in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean Region, Eastern Europe, and Asia, to ensure continued impact and sustainability of US Government investments as we work towards reaching the 95-95-95 PEPFAR and global targets. AIHA’s President & CEO David Greeley said “AIHA is thrilled to be able to continue to support PEPFAR’s efforts to address HIV in critical areas. This grant builds on AIHA’s successes and collaboration with the CDC, other US government agencies, and other partners over the past 15 years in fighting the HIV epidemic.” Inna Jurkevich, AIHA’s Project Director and Principal Investigator on this project, added “we are excited at the prospects of leveraging our experience in many PEPFAR supported countries to improve capacity and to show measurable results in addressing key issues in HIV prevention, care and treatment.”