Eliminating HIV and AIDS

Strengthening health systems is at the core of our response to HIV and AIDS. We build the capacities of public, private, and civil society partners to prevent, treat, and manage HIV and AIDS, developing systems that deliver gender-responsive, quality HIV services adapted to the populations we serve. Our technical teams guide policy reform by developing approaches to prevention, testing, and treatment services that increase efficiencies along the way, resulting in better access and person-centered care.  

For more than two decades we have served as a partner and core implementer to the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and other donors. Through sound policies, smart planning, strong systems, a capable workforce, and safe, affordable, and effective products, we ensure that countries are better able to provide quality person-centered HIV services.   

We are the go-to partner for support to strengthen the functional and financial capacity of governments and partners to achieve and sustain HIV epidemic control by:  

  • Deploying sustainable solutions for essential health system functions—pharmaceutical services, supply chain, commodity management, health financing, laboratory and surveillance systems, health workforce, and local governance, stewardship, and management — that support HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services  
  • Ensuring greater country ownership of HIV programs
  • Integrating sustainable and cost-effective HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services into broader primary health care and UHC efforts 
  • Providing consistently available, safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable HIV medicines, tests, and pharmaceutical services by improving governance, regulatory systems, supply chain management, information systems, and pharmacovigilance in the pharmaceutical sector 
Under PEPFAR-funded projects, MSH teams have been employing index case testing as one strategy to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. In index case testing, a person with confirmed HIV infection (an index case) is asked to contact family members (children, spouse, sexual partners, siblings, and parents) to invite them to be tested for HIV. Watch this webinar to learn more through three case studies from Ethiopia, Angola, and Malawi.
In Malawi, an innovative strategy called index case testing is helping more people learn their HIV status by supporting HIV-positive clients in identifying family members and partners who may be at risk of infection and inviting them to be tested. With funding from PEPFAR through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MSH implemented this strategy in Malawi, reaching more than 20,000 family members served through 90 health facilities across the country. This video shares the story of the Justin family, who benefited from this initiative

Meet Our Technical Experts

Please direct all inquiries and media or speaking engagement requests for our Technical Experts to Jordan Coriza at or 617-250-9107.