NASTAD Global Program

An Archive of NASTAD's Global Program Successes: 2000 - 2019

From 2000 through 2019, NASTAD Global helped to improve public health systems and HIV programs in more than 40 countries in the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

NASTAD Global leveraged the expertise of U.S.-based public health practitioners and paired them with international public health peers to build capacity and optimize the use of national health systems.

NASTAD helped equip public health leaders to be nimble and effective in their response to the changing HIV epidemic. NASTAD Global paired U.S.-based state AIDS directors and their technical staff with counterparts, globally, to share their public health and HIV program management experience and expertise, helping to ensure sustained, local capacity growth.

Ensuring that all work was ultimately transitioned to and managed by partner agencies, NASTAD Global:

  • Assisted partner countries to optimize design, use, and management of their own public health systems
  • Facilitated the generation, availability and use of data for action, helping to get resources to the right place at the right time

NASTAD Global’s capacity building approach was to work with and for the local partner, focusing on improving the performance of the public health workforce, supporting the development or enhancement of public health structures and processes within public health organizations, and promoting effective utilization of public health systems to target and impact the greatest HIV control needs. NASTAD Global did not seek to implement projects, but rather to act in a technical assistance role. Success was achieved when local government took the lead role in design, implementation, and long-term management of needs-based public health programs.

Read more about NASTAD Global's work in focus countries in Africa and the Americas

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