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TRANSPARENCY SCORE
The transparency grade represents the expectation that the federal government should make data about U.S. global health assistance available, accessible, and informative. To see the transparency grade, toggle below.

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TRANSPARENCY SCORE
The transparency grade represents the expectation that the federal government should make data about U.S. global health assistance available, accessible, and informative. To see the transparency grade, toggle below.

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This is an average of the three domain scores below.

YEAR 2018

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received a 66 (D) with transparency and a 75 (C) without transparency. HHS issued documents that negatively impacted SRHR globally in both MCH and HIV and AIDS. The transparency grade is significantly lower due to the lack of transparency of the distribution of global health funding by HHS in 2018.

D+
C-

HIV & AIDS

 

HHS received a 67 (D+) with transparency and a 71 (C-) without transparency for Family Planning based on the release of two relevant documents in 2018. The disbursed funds for HIV and AIDS programs through HHS are not publicly available, which contributed to this actor’s low transparency grade in this domain,

The CHANGE data index grades government agencies on policies and funding impacting family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV & AIDS foreign assistance.

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2018_Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance FAQs (HHS)
The Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) FAQ provides detailed guidance on the implementation of the expanded Global Gag Rule for implementing partners. HHS was graded based on the "HHS Specific Information" section on page 17 that outlines how HHS awarding agencies administer grants according to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The information offered in this section does not have an effect on the ability of HHS to implement HIV and AIDS programs that are evidence-based, responsive to need, consistent with internationally-recognized human rights principles, and gender transformative.
2018_HHS Strategic Plan
The HHS Strategic Plan provides an overview of the Agency's domestic and global strategy that is based on evidence and human rights norms. Strategic Objective 2.2 within the Strategic Plan states that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement HIV programs "including prevention, testing, treatment, and retention interventions, provide technical assistance, and conduct research in support of PEPFAR." The Strategic Plan does not include any other specific information, so was determined to have little effect on the ability of HHS to implement HIV and AIDS programs that are evidence-based, responsive to need, consistent with internationally-recognized human rights principles, and gender transformative.
D
C

Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

 

HHS received a 66 (D) with transparency and a 75 (C) without transparency for Maternal and Child Health. HHS was graded on the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) FAQ that includes the “HHS Specific Information” section on page 17. The disbursed funds for MCH programs through HHS are not publicly available, which contributed to this actor’s low transparency grade in this domain.

The CHANGE data index grades government agencies on policies and funding impacting family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV & AIDS foreign assistance.

Selecting a document will download the file
2018_Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance FAQs (HHS)
The Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) FAQ provides detailed guidance on the implementation of the expanded Global Gag Rule for implementing partners. HHS was graded based on the "HHS Specific Information" section on page 17 that outlines how HHS awarding agencies administer grants according to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The information offered in this section does not have an effect on the ability of HHS to implement MCH programs that are evidence-based, responsive to need, consistent with internationally-recognized human rights principles, and gender transformative.
NA
NA

Family Planning (FP)

 

HHS does not receive a grade within the family planning domain because they do not work in international family planning.