Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2007 2008

Details for Mechanism ID: 5320
Country/Region: Côte d'Ivoire
Year: 2007
Main Partner: Abt Associates
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $250,000

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $250,000

Through its PSP One program, FHI provided technical assistance to the Labour Sector Tripartite Committee (LSTC) for HIV/AIDS in the workplace (private and public sector) through the development of a national policy. In FY06, FHI also participated in the finalisation and the diffusion of a HIV/AINDS in the workplace best practices document while developing the national charter and revising the HIV/AIDS 2002-2004 Ministries' sectorial plans. FHI also worked with the LSTC on the elaboration of the national strategic plan 2006-2010. In addition, FHI completed an evaluation of the costing of HIV/AIDS services in the workplace, in collaboration with the ILO and UNAIDS. FHI also developed a minimum service package (PMS) and training curriculum for work place programs which resulted in 100 people trained.

With Emergency Plan (EP) funding in FY 06, FHI extended its TA to the Ministry of Education (MEN) and to the Ministry of Health (MSHP) to support the conception and implementation of programs in the workplace for their employees based on the national norms and standards. These projects with the Ministries allowed for pre-testing of tools developed by the LSTC. Thus, FHI facilitated the implementation of HIV/AIDS programs in the public sector through the organisation of HIV/AIDS introductory sessions in the workplace; with the MSHP and MEN; this was facilitated through ministries managers, creation of the task force working group of the MSHP, and pilot workshops for peer educator training in the MSHP and MEN. In FY06, FHI also provided the LSTC with materials and logistical support in order to begin sensitization activities directed to coach workers and women in the private and public sectors. This was done in partnership with GTZ, JHU/CCP and the REPMASCI.

With FY07 support, FHI, in partnership with GTZ, ILO, the Global Fund (GF) and other partners will continue its support to the LSTC of the Ministry of Public Works for Employment and Administrative Reform (MFPERA) and other Ministries and private enterprises, in the implementation of HIV programs in the workplace. The development of HIV programs in the public sector will be strengthened through its extension to four (4) additional ministries among which include Agriculture and Industry. This will complement the efforts of another EP partner, ANADER, whom works closely with the agriculture and linked industry sectors. FHI will continue to strengthen the links among the different service providers to offer full services to HIV infected and affected staff members in addition to their families and to communities. These services involve prevention including HIV counselling for voluntary testing; support to peers and linkages to full coverage of health and social services by service providers from public and private sectors.

More specifically, in FY07 FHI will support MFPERA/LSTC in the development and implementation of the following activities:

1. Continue collaboration with other partners such as GTZ, the GF, EGPAF, to assist the MFPERA/LSTC, the public sector (MSHP, MEN, etc.) and the private sector (business coalition of private enterprises) in the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS activities in the workplace. With the perspective of sustainability, this collaboration will include a consolidated action plan for 2007 by the LSTC, which will allow workplace program implementing partners to define a common financing plan, and to improve partner strategies and synergies.

2. Develop in collaboration with partners and other key stakeholders, a HIV/AIDS expansion plan of activities for both the public sector and formal private sector. FHI will ensure the dissemination of the policy document, the norms and procedures (national policy, national charter, strategic plan 2006-2010, PMS) to the informal sectors.

3. In collaboration with UNAIDS and ILO, FHI will continue to update and disseminate the best practice document for HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

4. In collaboration with JSI/MMIS, EGPAF and DMOSS; FHI, will continue its support to HIV programs in the public sector through operationalized interventions implemented by MSHP and MEN. This will be implemented with the support of the technical working group (GTT), the training of peer educators, and the development of a continuum of care that HIV infected individuals and their families can access. Specifically with the MEN, FHI will support the training of the labour unions and managers to develop and manage HIV programs in the workplace based on the policy and best practice documents and PMS.

5. In collaboration with PSI, ANADER and other partners; FHI will extend HIV programs in the public sector to 4 ministries: Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Security, Ministry of Family and Social Affairs, and Ministry of Agriculture. The extension of HIV programs to the ministries will include introductory HIV/AIDS sessions in the workplace through sensitization of ministries managers, creation of the working group and training workshops for peer educators.

6. In partnership with GTZ, JHU/CCP, FHI will pursue its sensitisation activities on HIV/AIDS in the workplace directed to coaches, employees and women in private and public sectors and with the active participation of PLWHA through their network (RIP+) .

7. In collaboration with GTZ and the GF, FHI will strengthen the coordination of HIV/AIDS interventions in the workplace, through its continued support in human and logistical resources to the LSTC/MFPERA, technical and programmatic assistance will be provided to the companies consortiums (CECI,CGECI, FIPME, etc.) and the central labour unions (UGTCI, FESACI, DIGNITE) for the development and management of HIV/AIDS work place programs, this assistance will extend to actors in San Pedro through IRIS-SP district model and the 2 new districts included as part of the extension plan of the IRIS model.

8. In collaboration with Measure and the RETRO-CI project, FHI will continue strengthening the national M&E system of HIV workplace activities through the revision of indicators and data collection tools.

To improve the sustainability of its HIV/AIDS interventions in the workplace, FHI will use results from the costing evaluation of HIV/AIDS services offered in workplace programs to provide guidance for public and private sector organizations to select the appropriate long term care options for their employees

Subpartners Total: $250,000
FHI 360: $250,000