IMA World Health has responded to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa for over a decade through specialized prevention, care and treatment programs. IMA’s work involves strengthening the local response and prevention activities, encouraging treatment adherence and providing patient support. We are proud to be a part of the worldwide effort to “Get to Zero”—zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Local Partners Excel in Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Service Delivery (LEAD)

Funding: $8M • PEPFAR and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) • 2012 - 2016
Partners: Catholic Relief Services, Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Futures Group, and Institute of Human Virology

The LEAD Project is designed to strengthen and scale up quality HIV care and treatment, TB/HIV, and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services in Tanzania. IMA provides technical assistance to support rapid scale-up of antiretroviral treatment in three regions, over 60 districts and over 30 public and faith-based local partner treatment facilities. IMA is also strengthening laboratory systems and supply chain management systems, health management information systems (HMIS), and supporting health facility infrastructural improvements.

DR Congo: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

Funding: $753,000 • 2012 – 2014
IMA provides technical assistance to SANRU NGO, a faith-based NGO established in 2011, in financial management, planning and mapping, monitoring & evaluation, and logistics management.

Key Achievements This Year

  • HIV care and treatment: Provision of HIV care to more than 80,000 patients and initiation of over 50,000 patients on ART.
  • Capacity building of local partner: Transition of more than 50 sites in the Mwanza region to Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) IMA’s local partner, as a result of successful capacity building approach to strengthen CSSC’s organizational and technical capacity.
  • Supply chain: Strengthened supply chain system for HIV/AIDS commodities at facility level through the procurement and distribution of laboratory equipment and commodities and drugs to treat HIV and opportunistic infections.

AIDSFree Project

IMA, as part of a team led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), has been awarded the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-Free Generation (AIDSFree) project, by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Other partners are Jhpiego, Encompass,Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, PATH, and Abt Associates.

The purpose of this project is to support and advance implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) by providing capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV implementers at the local, regional, and national level.

In line with the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation, the team will mobilize new technologies and service delivery innovations, address and remove barriers to scaling up effective approaches and advance global HIV prevention best practices.