Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control

2020 - 2024 | FHI 360 | $55 Million Funding


USAID’s Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) delivers technical assistance and services tailored to the local context and epidemiology.  Strengthening systems for long-term epidemic control, EpiC fills existing gaps in HIV prevention and treatment services and prepares partners for a sustained HIV epidemic response.


USAID’s EpiC works with Nepal’s National Centre for AIDS and STD Control to improve program management and health information systems.  The activity also supports transitioning the implementation of HIV response interventions to local partners across Nepal.

USAID Demonstrates HIV Pandemic Results: 

USAID is implementing HIV prevention and testing by distributing condoms and lubricants.  Along with these preventative measures, USAID is also providing education, pre-exposure prophylaxis, index testing, HIV self-testing, enhanced peer outreach, and online appointment, counseling and referral services; with all these efforts linked to efficient HIV case detection and controlling HIV in Nepal.  

USAID Partners with the Government of Nepal to Care for People Living with HIV: 

USAID maintains an excellent treatment rate with more than 90 percent of newly diagnosed HIV cases linked to treatment.  USAID supports Nepal’s national HIV program to increase viral load testing by promoting treatment adherence, facilitating viral load sample collection, maintaining testing functionality, and providing testing reagents.

USAID Promotes Localization and Inclusion:  

USAID works with key HIV population groups, local partners, and other non-government organizations to strengthen the capacity of these partners based on identified capacity needs and gaps, and prepares them to receive and manage direct funding from USAID and other donors.

USAID Provides Technical Assistance to the Government of Nepal: 

USAID assists the Government of Nepal in developing its national strategies and guidelines to strengthen HIV service quality, procurement, supply chain management, laboratory systems, and a national HIV information system.

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