For the past twelve years, aid agencies and businesses in Eastern Africa and Europe have called on Nairobi-based MAER Associates for organizational development assistance. Always on the go, MAER staff struggle to keep abreast of new developments in their field while juggling the demands of multiple clients.Meanwhile, in Nigeria, independent consultant Chris Onyejekwe works with local projects and health organizations to streamline their management systems.

"We will expand, scale-up, and cover more districts...but only in partnership with other [non-governmental organizations] NGOs and the public sector." Staff from the East African Development Communication Foundation (EADCF) sit together in their office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, nodding in agreement as the director reflects on the group's successes and describes how it will build on them to reach more Tanzanians with crucial HIV/AIDS information.Like many organizations in Tanzania, EADCF has struggled to understand not only how to access the millions of dollars promised by international donor

Burdened with the worst AIDS epidemic in the western hemisphere, severe poverty, and political upheaval, Haiti is trying to meet the urgent need for expanded HIV/AIDS services.