Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 13010
Country/Region: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $1,537,727

Overall, IHP will contribute to strengthening prevention interventions, care, treatment and support for the virtual elimination of mother to child transmission, reducing the occurrence of new infections among newborn to HIV positive mothers in 250 PMTCT sites through target 80 health zones. The project also aims to improve the quality of life for PLWHA, especially women, mothers and children HIV-positive in promoting and facilitating their active participation in planning and services provision, advocacy and community engagement, and to build capacity of community health workers by involving them in PMTCT activities.Specific objectives are focused on increasing availability of and access to quality PMTCT services and products in 250 PMTCT sites conducting BCC activities and trainings on ETL approach at both PMTCT sites and the community and strengthening management of PMTCT activities on providing technical and financial support to health zones, districts and provinces to ensure regular supervision, data collection and data quality control activities as well as timely reporting on PEPFAR indicators.Monitoring and evaluation will be jointly organized with BCZ, PNLS and other partners and data regular monitoring in monthly basis will also be required in each supported health zone and health area.

IHP HIV funding contributes to strengthening the health system at health zone and provincial levels. That includes development of managerial and leadership capacities of health management teams through trainings and mentoring, elaboration of HZ 5-year development plans and annual operational plans, and provision of integrated supervision, quality improvement and M&E tools. These cross-cutting health system strengthening activities will benefit to GF implementation program.

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $522,827

IHP will provide cotrimoxazole as prophylaxis and we estimate 50% will benefit. IHP will work closely with other partners such as UNICEF, WFP, ACF to make food available. The project plans also to train 1000 community health workers to support HIV-positive pregnant women and PLWHA

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Blood Safety (HMBL): $261,414

The objective of this sector is to reduce HIV / AIDS transmission through the blood transfusion from 10% to less than 2% in intervention areas by ensuring transfusion good practice according to national standards.The project will ensure that a transfusion mapping sites per health zones will be set up and clearly defined. Supplies, transfusion kits and equipment are identified, ordered and available at all selected health facilities so that 99 % of blood transfusion is completely safe. Cold chains will be awarded in a progressive manner according to the needs of the respective health centers. Health zones team, health providers, peers recruiters and community health workers capacities on blood transfusion will be strengthened and this capacity building will be coordinated with SBFA(Safe blood for Africa)Strategies are developed to educate communities about the need for voluntary blood donation and loyalty of voluntary donors of blood will improved .A coordination and technical exchanges framework with all partners to support the sector is in place and monitoring and evaluation system of blood safety activities are provided at all sites of implementation.Finally, the project prints and distributes guides, standards, and modules.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $753,486

PMTCT is the main activity that IHP will undertake during this period:1. Increase availability and access to quality PMTCT services in 250 health facilities (138 existing and 112 revitalized and new sites including PMTCT acceleration plan). An assessment of new sites will be continued before integrating PMTCT and 690 people (5*138 sites) from the 138 existing sites will refreshed and 560 peoples from the new 112 sites will be trained on integrated HIV modules and infection control and the new PMTCT protocol including early diagnosis and prevention of infections. Utilization of finger prick will be piloted in 24 selected PMTCT sites (3 sites per 8 health zones to be selected) and supplies, equipments needs for 5000 pregnant women will be ordered directly by PEPFAR .IHP will provide HIV rapid tests and DDF kits for the 250 PMTCT sites and support CD4 testing for approximately 20% of pregnant women HIV+.2. Conduct BCC awareness and community mobilization activities:10 local organizations and PLWHA associations will selected and provide technical and financial support to community-based organizations (local NGOs, faith-based organizations ...). It also promotes and facilitates the active participation of PLWHA, especially women and mothers living with HIV in planning and providing services, advocacy and community engagement. 1600 community health workers will be trained on how to fight against HIV / AIDS focused on the prevention. A space for confidential psycho social, counseling and referral support is created to discuss sensitive issues related to HIV through the SMS system (we will work with other partners such as Provic and TB/2015).The project will signed contracts with community radio broadcasting to improve community awarness about HIV/AIDS.IEC materials will produced and printed for 1200 community outreach3. Strengthen management of PMTCT activities:Provide technical and financial support to health zones, districts and provinces to ensure regular supervision data collection (including provision of data collection tools) and data quality control activities, print and distribute 500 units of new PMTCT protocol.

Subpartners Total: $0
International Rescue Committee: NA
Overseas Strategic Consulting: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $1,374,000
enumerations.Construction/Renovation $375,000
Economic Strengthening $320,000
Education $375,000
Food and Nutrition: Commodities $100,000
Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery $39,000
Gender: Reducing Violence and Coercion $108,000
Human Resources for Health $57,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Addressing male norms and behaviors
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services
Increasing women's access to income and productive resources
Increasing women's legal rights and protection
enumerations.Malaria (PMI)
Child Survival Activities
Safe Motherhood
Family Planning