Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC): Local Partner Transition and Capacity Strengthening
January 2023 — The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to achieve HIV epidemic control and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, treatment programming and viral load suppression. Capacity strengthening is core to EpiC’s overall approach to programming, all of which strives to be locally led. In addition, it is integral to achieving one of EpiC’s objectives — supporting the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in its goal of directing 70 percent of U.S. government funding to local partners. These technical resources offer knowledge, tools and examples from the EpiC project that can guide capacity strengthening and localization activities.