Attaining 95-95-95 through implementation science: 15 years of insights and best practices from the walter reed army institute of research's implementation of the U.S. president's emergency plan for AIDS relief

Elizabeth H. Lee*, Kavitha Ganesan, Samoel A. Khamadi, Stanley C. Meribe, Dorothy Njeru, Yakubu Adamu, Fred Magala, Trevor A. Crowell, Eniko Akom, Patricia Agaba, Priyanka Desai, Tiffany Hamm, Deydre Teyhen, Julie A. Ake, Christina S. Polyak, Douglas Shaffer, Fredrick Sawe, Patrick W. Hickey

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Abstract

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) supports more than 350,000 people on lifesaving HIV treatment in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda through funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Here, we review and synthesize the range of impacts WRAIR's implementation science portfolio has had on PEPFAR service delivery for military and civilian populations since 2003. We also explore how investments in implementation science create institutional synergies within the U.S. Department of Defense, contributing to broad global health engagements and improving health outcomes for populations served. Finally, we discuss WRAIR's contributions to PEPFAR priorities through use of data to drive and improve programming in real time in the era of HIV epidemic control and public health messaging that includes prevention, the 95-95-95 goals, and comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-25
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume104
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

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