Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a critical role in the HIV response and have been instrumental in introducing and scaling innovations across the HIV cascade to reach key populations. The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project, funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a webinar featuring local organizations that have become prime USAID funding recipients. Panelists from local and key population-led organizations discussed their experiences transitioning from subrecipients to prime recipients of USAID funding, including the unique challenges they’ve faced, and lessons learned.
Featured image: Málica de Melo is the national director of the ICRH-M, a nonprofit advocacy, research and service delivery institution was previously an implementing partner with FHI 360 on the PASSOS+ project. Now, with the PASSOS+ project, ICRH-M is the prime implementing organization and FHI 360 is a subrecipient. (Photo Credit: Mbuto Machili for FHI 360)