“When USAID Lesotho received COVID-19 funding, we realized that utilizing a trusted partner on the ground was the best approach for a timely, efficient and effective response to such a dynamic and fast-moving pandemic. USAID Lesotho programmed these funds through the RISE [Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control] mechanism. To date, I can say with confidence that Jhpiego has done an excellent job, [and was] able to mobilize staff quickly and design a critical program with limited funds...
“Jhpiego/RISE [has] proven to be an excellent leader in the clinical management for COVID-19 in Lesotho, as well as a trusted collaborator and a reliable source of technical leadership. Given the seemingly insurmountable challenges and the complex operating environment of Lesotho, we are extremely appreciative of their efforts and the amazing progress to date.”
—Kristen E. Ruckstuhl, Program Director, USAID PEPFAR