Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 14404
Country/Region: Central America Region
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

In FY12, USAID will fund this activity with FY11 funds through AIDSTAR-Two. (This mechanism was in the FY11 Honduras F/OP.)This activity will focus on assisting NGOs and community leaders to increase their organizational and technical capacity to deliver quality HIV/STI prevention services for MARPs. USAID will focus efforts on technical and financial assistance to NGOs to strengthen their ability to provide quality, efficient, and effective BCC and VCT activities and services in the priority geographical areas of Francisco Morazán, Comayagua, Cortés, and Atlántida.

Using the results of a recent knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey, strategies and educational activities will be adapted to respond to the target populations stage of behavior change and their needs. Samples of these activities include: client-centered risk reduction counseling; peer education; educational tools; information, education, and communication materials; confidential VCT with pre- and post-test counseling; referrals for STI screening and treatment; and referrals for HIV treatment and care services.

USAID will pilot an adapted performance-based financing model to assist local NGOs in focusing their efforts on achieving measurable results and products. This new paradigm change is aligned with: (1) "National Strategy for Integrated Care for STI/HIV/AIDS in the context of Health Sector Reform" that proposes decentralized service delivery through a results-based model and (2) USAIDs objective of improving the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations in Honduras.

The expected result of these activities is a reduction in the spread of HIV/STI among MSM, transgender individuals, CSW, and the Garífuna population in the priority geographic areas.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $0

Funding for Testing: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $0

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $0

Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Addressing male norms and behaviors
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services