As AIHA starts its second year of program implementation under the five-year US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supported AIHA managed “Targeted Programmatic Support Across Countries under the Global Fund and PEPFAR (CDC1950)” Project, our activities have expanded to include Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This marks the 8th and 9th countries in which this project has operated. It also brings to 43 the number of countries in which AIHA currently or previously has worked to bring healthcare solutions for nearly 30 years.

One of the goals of CDC1950 is to increase the capacity of key population led civil society organizations, representing men who have sex with men, transgender women and female sex workers, to deliver needed HIV prevention, care, and treatment services in their communities. One of the first activities to be undertaken in Haiti and the Dominican Republic is to conduct an Organizational Capacity Assessment that will guide and tailor specific organizational capacity building program initiatives to strengthen these key population civil society organizations.

AIHA’s President & CEO David Greeley said “AIHA is thrilled to be able to continue to support PEPFAR’s efforts to address HIV in these critical areas. This award 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.”