The HIV/AIDS Partnership: Impact through Prevention, Private Sector and Evidence-based Programming (PIPPSE) project, launched in 2012, is a creative and timely response to the national HIV/AIDS program priorities. Funded and technically supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and managed by a consortium, with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as the prime awardee and, Futures Group International India Pvt Ltd, and Population Services International (PSI) as the sub awardees, PIPPSE provides a multi-layered support to the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) through institutional strengthening for prevention program, evidence generation, piloting and scaling innovations, and enhancing private sector engagement. The Project essentially provides structured and evidence-informed technical assistance to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) and related institutions. Over the last three years the project has established itself nationally and in nine states of India, namely, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Further, with the announcement of PEPFAR 3 strategy and The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announcement of 90:90:90 global targets; PIPPSE has revisited its strategies and activities.
GOAL: The goal of PIPPSE is to ‘Strengthen the institutional and human capacity in Prevention programs through innovative approaches to contribute to achieving the goal of accelerating the reversal of HIV epidemic at the national and state levels’.
In consultation with NACO and USAID, PIPPSE has implemented the following key activities under two components, namely, strengthening prevention programs and building capacity for private sector engagement.