Program Implementation

overview

To support our partners in designing and implementing their priority programs and interventions, NASTAD Global leverages the experience and expertise of peer public health experts so that proven methods, tools, and resources can be borrowed, reviewed, and adapted to the local context. By marrying the contextual expertise of local experts with the implementation expertise from afar, impactful progress can be rapidly achieved.

NASTAD Global’s role in program implementation can take many shapes, but typically follows our capacity building process where partnerships are established, needs are assessed, priorities are defined, data and evidence are used to guide program design, a pilot is implemented to influence adaptation and finalization, and the program is implemented and transitioned—with support and mentoring—to the local government.  

NASTAD Global facilitates the use of already available public sector staff and mentors their growth into a leadership role. 

The impact of NASTAD Global’s work in this area can be seen at all elements of the HIV care continuum, from reducing stigma to improving access to care, and from supporting treatment adherence to ensuring holistic care for people living with HIV.

 
Partner Services
Acceleration of HIV testing services is needed to reach 90% of people living with HIV who are not aware of their status.  New approaches are required to raise the bar in HIV diagnoses and treatment, including investments on identifying people living with HIV and their sexual contacts. Partner services, a cornerstone of HIV and STI disease control efforts in the US, is an efficient and effective strategy to increase the yield of HIV positives found through counseling and testing. NASTAD Global works collaboratively in Ethiopia, Haiti, and Uganda to implement Partner Services, leveraging the unique experiences and skills of US health department staff who manage and implement state and local Partner Services programs.