The HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Program develops institutional partnerships to strengthen the human and organizational capacity necessary to expand HIV/AIDS support services in countries of (PEPFAR). Currently the program supports 35 institutional partnerships in eight Sub-Saharan countries. As well as Cambodia. Providing a wide range of high quality HIV/AIDS services particularly in high prevalence areas or high burden sites. Overall, Twinning activities align with PEPFAR’s focus on strategic partnerships and smart investments to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
Many Twinning Center partnerships have made significant contributions to health systems and workforce development.
Contributions were made across the following range of disciplines and professions:
- Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
- Laboratory Technicians
- Biomedical Engineers & Technicians
- Medical Technologists
- Clinical Associates
- Community Health Workers
- Social Workers, Social Welfare Assistants, & Para Social Workers
TA and Training Services
The Twinning Center contributes to the President’s Emergency Plan goals. This is done by the establishment of volunteer-driven institutional partnerships and placement of qualified individual volunteers to focus on:
- Strengthening educational institutions and training facilities
- Training and mentoring individual caregivers
- Developing models for improved delivery of services and for rapid scale up of interventions
- Transferring appropriate technology
About the Twinning Center
The American International Health Alliance established the HIV/AIDS Twinning Center in 2004. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds the project.