Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 10577
Country/Region: Ghana
Year: 2010
Main Partner: To Be Determined
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Implementing Agency
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

A task order under the AIDSTAR IQC is anticipated to be awarded by November 2009. Objectives are to improve MARP and PLHIV's knowledge, attitudes and practice of key health behaviors; to increase utilization of quality HIV/AIDS related health services for MARP and PLHIV; and to strengthen human and institutional capacity of MARP and PLHIV program implementers and coordination bodies. Activities will take place in 30 districts with a concentration of MARP.

The HIV/AIDS prevention interventions for MARP and PLHIV focus primarily on the following key health behaviors: 1) use condoms consistently and correctly; 2) use non-oil based lubricants properly; 3) get tested and know your result; 4) disclose your HIV status to regular partners; 5) promptly seek appropriate and effective treatment (including for STI); 6) adhere to treatment (including ART, OIs and STIs); 7) reduce your number of multiple and concurrent sexual partners; 8) actively participate in program design and implementation; 9) eat healthfully; 10) protect yourself against infectious diseases such as TB, malaria and diarrhea.

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $0

MARP-friendly drop-in centers and satellite clinics will be expanded in a systematic fashion, involving national and local coordinating authorities. In collaboration with other implementing partners, linkages between MARP-friendly TC/STI services and other relevant health services such as PMTCT, OI and ART treatment and FP will be strengthened. PLHIV groups or networks will be trained to institutionalize systematic AIDS case finding and subsequent enrollment into care services.

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

Through peer education, outreach, "Helpline" programs and TC services, MSM, FSW, MSW, NPPs and PLHIV will be encouraged to disclose their HIV status to their regular partners. Provider-initiated TC will be introduced for all STI clients.

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

Funding will be used for partner reduction activities among NPPs of CSWs and among the MSM population, using peer education and DJs at MSM "trust" parties. There are no abstinence-only activities planned.

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

Funding will be used to promote HIV/AIDS prevention and healthier behavior among MARP and PLHIV, through peer education programs, community events and telecommunication programs. Appropriate and consistent condom use of will be promoted among male and female sex workers (MSW and FSW), their clients, their NPPs, MSM and their female partners and PLHIV, including distribution of condoms and lubricant, through peer educators. Dedicated "Help Lines" with specially trained telephone counselors for MSM and for FSWs that were started in 2008 will be scaled up, and a helpline for PLHIV will be piloted.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $0

MARP-friendly sites will be equipped to provide PMTCT services, especially for sex workers and other at-risk women, and stigma and discrimination reduction will be promoted among health care providers. Attention will be paid to the availability and quality of services that are essential for HIV-positive young mothers, such as breastfeeding and other nutritional information; EID; and FP. This activity will be partly financed with FY2008 PMTCT earmarked funding.

Funding for Care: TB/HIV (HVTB): $0

MARP-friendly clinic staff will be trained in recognizing TB symptoms, and provider-initiated TB testing will be introduced for all HIV-positive clients.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $0
Human Resources for Health $0
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services