Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 13626
Country/Region: Caribbean Region
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Palladium Group (formerly Futures Group)
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

The USG will support the MOH in Suriname with HIV prevention activities related to reducing the number of new HIV infections. The strategies that guide project implementation include: 1) A combination prevention approach ensuring a comprehensive package of services; 2) Promoting and implementing evidence-based interventions informed by strategic (qualitative) information. Specifically activities will focus on: a)Capacity building in design and implementation of behavior change communication and intervention, particularly those targeting PEHRBs;b) Capacity Building in monitoring and evaluation of prevention interventions: c)Technical assistance to support behavioral and serological studies amongst persons engaging in high risk behavior; d) develop policies, programs and legislation that promote human rights including gender equality and that reduce socio-cultural barriers to achieving Universal Access; e) Reduce stigma and discrimination related to HIV and vulnerable populations.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $0

The USG will support HIV prevention activities targeted at most-at-risk- populations in Suriname. These activities will seek to continue and sustain efforts that were initiated under the Global Fund Grant which has now ended. USAID will seek to work in close collaboration with the MOH in Suriname to develop interventions which speak to the most crtical components of the HIV prevention strategy given the limited resources available for programming at this time.

Subpartners Total: $0
U.S. Agency for International Development: NA
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increase gender equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support
Mobile Populations