Starting with the end in view: Designing OVC programs with responsible exit planning for families, programs and national systems

In support of the 90-90-90 global initiative to end HIV and AIDS, PEPFAR has instituted a data-driven approach to target geographic areas with high HIV prevalence. As part of this “pivot” in PEFPAR support, OVC programs in low HIV prevalence areas or areas of “sustained support” have had to plan for and support a transition process focused on ensuring that key services and approaches are sustained beyond PEPFAR funding.

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project has been leading the geographical pivot process in Kenya and Nigeria.  The KIDSS project in Cameroon received accolades during the COP17 review as one of the first OVC programs to successfully align to the PEPFAR 3.0 pivot.  Both 4Children and KIDSS will be sharing important learning from their experiences in their respective countries and what the transition has taught us about how to plan and prepare, at the family and programmatic level, for exiting out of program.  Presenters will share their successes and lessons learned in supporting stakeholders engaged in OVC programming to integrate a sustainability-focused approach as a means of ensuring continued services for all children even after donor funding comes to an end.

Moderator: Kelley Bunkers, Child Protection and Social Welfare Systems Technical Director, 4Children


  • Dr. Carl Stecker, Chief of Party for Key Interventions to Develop Systems and Services for OVC (KIDSS)/Cameroon
  • David Akpan, Sustainability Director, 4Children/Nigeria
  • Daniel Oloo, Program Manager, 4Children/Kenya

September 12 at 9am EDT/ 2pm Cameroon and Nigeria/ 4pm Kenya

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