Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control

Building local resilience to reduce HIV infection and reach those most at risk.

RISE works with countries to achieve a shared vision of attaining and maintaining HIV epidemic control, with stronger local partners capable of managing and achieving results through sustainable, self-reliant and resilient health systems by 2024. RISE’s contributions will lead to fewer new HIV infections, fewer HIV-related deaths and a higher quality of life for people living with HIV.

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Of the approximately 37.9 million people living with HIV, 1.7 million were newly infected in 2018—510,000 of them between the ages of 10 and 24.

About RISE

RISE, a 5-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), allows USAID missions to access direct service delivery and technical assistance to achieve their PEPFAR targets. RISE is ready to mobilize our in-country teams to help USAID achieve country operational plan targets across the HIV prevention, care and treatment cascade. RISE focuses on eight key technical areas:

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Health Systems Strengthening 

We work with stakeholders at all levels of the health care system to identify needs and mobilize resources to build high-quality, resilient and locally owned systems.

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HIV Prevention

We introduce and scale up evidence-based solutions to break the cycle of HIV transmission and reach those at highest risk for HIV.

Download the Oral PrEP Brief Download the VMMC Brief Download the VMMC Online Training Hub Brief
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HIV Testing

We support countries to provide comprehensive HIV testing services, including facility- and community-based testing, index case testing and self-testing, and link those who test positive to care and ART initiation.

Download the HIV Testing Services and Linkage Brief
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Antiretroviral Optimization 

We partner with countries to support the transition to optimized ART regimens, initiate and scale up differentiated models of care, and promote adherence and retention in care to achieve and maintain viral suppression.

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Strategic Information 

We work with countries to strengthen system capacity for responsive reporting and data use, including integration across national, subnational and site-level systems, as well as high-frequency reporting.

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Key Populations

We join with communities and stakeholder advocacy groups to identify the needs and priorities of key populations and tailor our impactful, innovative, evidence-based services to their unique needs.

Download the Key Populations Brief Download the Engaging Men in HIV Testing and Care Brief
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TB/HIV Integration

We ensure integration and accessibility of HIV and TB services so all clients are tested or screened and linked to appropriate follow-up services.

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Laboratory Services

We partner with governments and stakeholders to strengthen the quality, safety and efficiency of lab services and work with country partners to strengthen laboratory policies, infrastructure, systems and personnel.

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RISE Consortium

PEPFAR
USAID
Jhpiego
ICAP
 Management Sciences for Health
ANOVA Health Institute
BAO Systems
JHU Center for Public Health and Human Rights
Mann Global Health