International Secretariat

The Washington office was established in 2003. Alliance USA is one of four offices of the International Secretariat.

Collectively, the US government and US-based foundations have an enormous impact on HIV/AIDS programmes in developing countries. In addition to providing a large proportion of total funding for AIDS globally, these stakeholders exert tremendous influence on programming and policy concerning HIV and related issues.



  • A key focal point for collaboration with the US Government, a number of US-based foundations and US-based international NGOs
  • Engages in strategic HIV/AIDS and related working groups, sharing lessons and best practice and undertaking advocacy with decision-makers in D.C. on the role of community organizations and networks, the needs of most-at-risk populations, and integration of HIV with other health issues
  • Helps the Alliance family understand how to effectively engage the US Government and other US-based partners to achieve the goals of PEPFAR


Forging partnerships, improving policies

Alliance USA forges partnerships with US-based organisations working on HIV/AIDS, SRH and TB internationally; shares lessons learned and ‘good practice’ approaches with US stakeholders; and participates in US-based advocacy to increase the impact of HIV/AIDS programmes in developing countries.

Alliance USA works to ensure that US stakeholders understand, support and promote an evidence-based response to the HIV pandemic, especially as it relates to working with community based organisations and communities that are most marginalised and at-risk.



A collective response

Alliance USA will continue to ensure strong and productive partnerships with USG, US Foundations and US INGOs and will bring lessons learned and evidence of what works to discussions with US stakeholders. It will seek to strengthen the collective US response to AIDS with particular attention to:

  • Evidence-based approaches in working with most-at-risk populations and other vulnerable groups;

  • Building capacity to support success and sustainability of NGOs and CBOs;

  • Supporting community systems strengthening as a necessary complement to facility based health systems strengthening.


International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Washington)

1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 450 Washington, DC 20036, USA

     Alliance USA works to ensure that US stakeholders support an evidence-based response to HIV.