Merck's past experiences in the developing world and creating greater access to medicines - including the MECTIZAN([R]) Donation Program for onchocerciases, or river blindness, and the Enhancing Care Initiative for HIV/AIDS in partnership with the Harvard AIDS Institute - informed the company's approach with ACHAP.
Through highly collaborative programs and partnerships like ACHAP, Merck works to address specific health challenges beyond the donation of its medicines.
spent US$13 million in 2006 and US$26 million in 2007, according to program managers.
and BOTUSA), M&E personnel have either been placed at the sectoral and district levels or plans are underway to have them placed at these levels.
is a partnership with the Government of Botswana, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Merck and The Merck Company Foundation.
The organization has managed several donor funded projects, including Global Fund and ACHAP
It has experience as grants manager under several donor funded projects that included Global Fund, Forum Swede and ACHAP
, among others.
ACHAP is a public-private partnership between the Government of Botswana, Merck & Co.
In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and ACHAP, the Botswana Ministry of Education launched the Teacher Capacity Building Project in March 2003.
The program, which is coordinated by the Botswana Network of AIDS Service Organization with support from ACHAP, provides grants of up to BWP 50,000 (about $7,500 U.