Humanitarian Services

Humanitarian Services

MSAG supports a variety of Humanitarian Services such as work performed with the Department of State in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

We are responsible for undertaking and providing analytical work, advice, and assistance regarding the program’s planning, development, organization, implementation, operation, administration, evaluation, funding, and delivery. This includes initiating, developing, recommending and implementing activities to enhance progress in achieving not only the primary HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care goals of PEPFAR, but also the public health sustainability goals of the Emergency Plan.

MSAG also engages anthropologists, social psychologists, and others with relevant experience or training to investigate novel strategies for dramatically expanding health interventions and innovations and instigating shifts in cultural norm.
Working closely with and providing assistance to PEPFAR agency colleagues we focus on HIV prevention program areas, health communications, and gender programming, to identify realistic and attainable near-term and long-range goals.
MSAG serves as a first line procurement and contract advisor for humanitarian programs through researching applicable acquisition regulations and policies, and preparing narrative justifications for certain procurement categories. These services include vendor management, price negotiations, and overall strategy.

Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and Health Diplomacy

MSAG supports the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and Health Diplomacy leads implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  PEPFAR is the U.S. government initiative to help save the lives of those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS around the world.  This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum.  PEPFAR is driven by a shared responsibility among donors, host countries, and other partners to make smart investments to save lives and, ultimately, end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.