amfAR Releases Issue Brief Discussing Implications Of MCP For PEPFAR Implementers
amfAR: The Effect of the Expanded Mexico City Policy on HIV/AIDS Programming: Evidence from the PEPFAR Implementing Partners Survey
This new issue brief examines the implications of President Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the Mexico City Policy (MCP) for PEPFAR’s implementing partners (IPs). According to the issue brief’s overview, “While the [expanded MCP’s (EMCP)] impact on PEPFAR IPs is not yet known, previous iterations of the MCP prompted service reductions and clinic closures among family planning providers. In order to understand if and how PEPFAR IPs may be affected, amfAR, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, launched a confidential electronic survey and key-informant interviews with PEPFAR IPs to document any changes in organizational operations and service delivery prompted by the EMCP” (1/31).