Health and HIV/AIDS Implementation Service Provider (HHISP)
Client: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Health and HIV Implementation Services Provider (HHISP) delivers services to the PNG-Australia Health and HIV Program by facilitating capacity development assistance, grants and research management, and procurement and logistics services. These activities support DFAT and health partners in PNG to achieve the goals of the PNG National Health Plan and the PNG-Australia Partnership for Development.
HHISP delivers a large volume of efficient and high quality services to support the DFAT Health and HIV Program to improve maternal and child health outcomes and increase access to health and HIV services to rural and high risk populations.
HHISP is managed by Abt JTA in association with the Burnet Institute. Through Abt JTA and the Burnet Institute, HHISP has access to a broad range of international partners and networks in research, academia and training in the health and HIV fields and related sectors, such as public sector administration and financial management. HHISP has been successful in providing greater efficiency, responsiveness and flexibility to the DFAT Health and HIV Program. The implementation services model enables DFAT to focus more of its efforts on strategic planning and management of the health program while gaining greater access to improved administrative and technical services that the private sector can provide.