CDC Global HIV & TB Partners

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CDC works with partners to expand the reach of the important work being done by countries worldwide to control the HIV pandemic and to find, cure, and prevent TB. Learn about CDC’s different implementing partners and partnership types, as well as current partnerships at CDC focused on fighting global HIV and TB.

Definitions of Implementing Partner Types
  • Local Partner: Under U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a local partner may be an individual, a sole proprietorship, or an entity. The applicant must submit supporting documentation demonstrating their organization meets at least one of the three criteria defined by PEPFAR at the time of application.
  • Ministry of Health (MOH): A government entity focused on issues related to the general health of the country’s citizens. They are considered under PEPFAR to be local partners.
  • Parastatal: An organization that may be fully or partially government-owned or government-funded. These enterprises may function through a board of directors, similar to private corporations. They are considered under PEPFAR to be local partners.
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO): Any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization, not including Institutes of Higher Education, that: (a) Is operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purposes in the public interest; (b) Is not organized primarily for profit; and (c) Uses net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand the operations of the organization.
  • Multi-Lateral Organization: An organization formed between three or more nations to work on issues that relate to all of the countries in the organization. 
  • For-Profit Institution: An organization established, maintained, or conducted for the purpose of making a profit.
  • Faith-Based Organization: An organization whose values are based on faith and/or beliefs, which has a mission based on social values of the particular faith, and which most often draws its members (leaders, staff, volunteers) from a particular faith group.
  • Institutions of Higher Education: Defined at 20 U.S.C. 1001, which states, “an educational institution in any State that— 
    1. admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate, or persons who meet the requirements of section 1091(d) of this title;
    2. is legally authorized within such State to provide a program of education beyond secondary education;
    3. provides an educational program for which the institution awards a bachelor’s degree or provides not less than a 2-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward such a degree, or awards a degree that is acceptable for admission to a graduate or professional degree program, subject to review and approval by the Secretary;
    4. is a public or other nonprofit institution; and
    5. is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association, or if not so accredited, is an institution that has been granted preaccreditation status by such an agency or association that has been recognized by the Secretary for the granting of preaccreditation status, and the Secretary has determined that there is satisfactory assurance that the institution will meet the accreditation standards of such an agency or association within a reasonable time.”

Current Partnerships
  • In fiscal year 2020, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), CDC had a total of 311 cooperative agreements with organizations around the world in support of the ambitious but achievable goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.
  • Reflecting PEPFAR’s commitment to country ownership, CDC is a strong supporter of local indigenous organizations. Overall, CDC invests more resources into local indigenous partners than international.
  • For international partners, funding is still spent directly in the partner country, benefitting people living with and affected by HIV and TB. Funds awarded to international organizations also include sub grants to local organizations that directly support partner countries.