Morocco’s HIV program has matured and strengthened in recent years, but there is still a distance to travel to achieve global and national targets (e.g., 90/90/90) and put the national program on a sound long-term footing. Donor funding, largely from the Global Fund, is declining, making the sustainability of the HIV response a critical issue for the country.
A Transition Readiness Assessment was conducted in 2016 and a preliminary Roadmap was developed in 2018. However, these documents are neither prioritized nor costed, and it is unclear that national stakeholders or the Global Fund have accepted, internalized, and developed ownership over the Roadmap.
The Pharos team address these shortcomings to produce a precise and detailed action plan for implementation. The project had two objectives: (i) turn the draft Roadmap into a concise, practical, and prioritized “action plan” and (ii) build understanding, ownership, and accountability among national stakeholders and donors.
Building the four most essential domains in the transition with national stakeholders, the Pharos team built a detailed action plan on Governance, Financing, Key Populations and CSOs, and the Supply of Health Products. In each domain, the team recommended a list of activities, worked with stakeholders to agree upon performance indicators, lead and supporting agencies, timeframe, and funding sources.
Equipped with this refined action plan, the government of Morocco has been able to implement some of our recommendations to get closer to long-term sustainability of the HIV programs.
Team Members Involved: Robert Hecht and Miloud Kaddar
For more information, contact Robert Hecht at [email protected].