MSH Selected to Lead Capacity-Building Project under AIDSTAR-Two

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been awarded a three-year, $32 million capacity-building project under the AIDSTAR-Two program. Under the Capacity-building of AIDS Partners (CAP) Project, MSH will lead an esteemed partnership to deliver capacity building to HIV & AIDS implementing organizations and networks across the world and provide technical assistance to the US Government (USG) and local PEPFAR partners. The CAP project is the foundation of AIDSTAR-Two and will target scale-up and quality assurance in relation to the program’s capacity-building efforts. MSH and its partners will offer the experience and expertise in HIV & AIDS across the world to:

  • create and put into action an organized knowledge system that contains a searchable database of best practices;
  • build strong national and regional provider networks that deliver better services and provide referrals and mutual technical support;
  • develop the capability and ownership of client organizations to achieve PEPFAR goals by equipping them to compete as prime partners in future HIV & AIDS investments;
  • and support USG field missions in interagency coordination, planning, and direct support to local partners.

MSH will lead the partnership that includes the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Emerging Markets Group (EMG), Health and Development for Africa, Save the Children, World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP), and Initiatives, Inc. The project’s US headquarters will be based in MSH’s Arlington office. The AIDSTAR sectors have been fundamental in the success of the PEPFAR initiative, now spanning more than 100 countries. This is a huge step forward not only for MSH but also in the fight against HIV & AIDS, and I would like to thank all of you who worked tirelessly towards this goal.