Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 16696
Country/Region: Central America Region
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $1,020,000

USAID will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) through the Leadership Management and Governance Project (LMG) in organizational capacity building to provide services to key populations. The expected results of this program are: (1) Organizational capacity developed within the MOH to establish and carry out effective funding mechanisms and improve management and stewardship of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide HIV prevention services; and (2) Organizational capacity developed within local NGOs to support the implementation of evidence based, quality HIV prevention services for key populations in compliance with the new MOH funding mechanisms. Given the varied levels of organizational abilities among the NGOs and their lack of experience implementing decentralized services contracts through MOH financing mechanisms, this program will continue to build organizational capacity in the following areas: strengthening synergies between the MOH and NGOs; ensuring gender is included as a cross-cutting theme in activities; adhering to governmental regulations; and managing efficient, cost effective, accountable and transparent projects.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $1,020,000

USAID will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) through the Leadership Management and Governance Project (LMG) in organizational capacity building to provide services to key populations such as Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with other Men and garifuna population in five prioritized regions: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Puerto Cortes, Atlantida and Bay Island.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $400,000
Key Populations: FSW $300,000
Key Populations: MSM and TG $100,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Implement activities to change harmful gender norms & promote positive gender norms
Increase gender equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support