Leveraging Partnerships to Build Capacity
CDC leverages its public health partnerships to build capacity, ensure effectiveness, and enhance efficiency.
Ministry of Health Partnerships
CDC’s Global AIDS Program is guided by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) mandate to achieve program sustainability, accomplished by increasing Ministry of Health (MOH) capacity in every country that receives funding and technical assistance from the PEPFAR.
Our MOH partnerships build capacity from within, through long-term mentoring, training, embedded staff placements, and access to state-of-the-art science and services. We also create opportunities for our partner countries to work and learn together to further develop regional capacity.
Read more about our Ministry of Health partnerships.
International Organization Collaborations
The response to global HIV/AIDS benefits from our collaboration with multilateral institutions and international organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund).
Through our partnership with UNAIDS, we provide technical and financial expertise to combat HIV worldwide, including surveillance, cost analyses, development of information systems, and policy design. Our link with the Global Fund—which fosters in-country collaboration between governments and public and private organizations to ensure complementary, synergistic HIV/AIDS programs—allows CDC to deliver technical support for drug procurement and management, and laboratory and personnel capacity building. The CDC-WHO collaboration includes the development of standard guidelines, sharing of best practices across nations, technical assistance (such as laboratory accreditation), and program evaluation.
Read more about our collaborations with international health organizations.