Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012

Details for Mechanism ID: 11945
Country/Region: Ghana
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: Bloomberg School of Public Health
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

The JHU Behavior Change Support Project (BCS) project, implemented by the Center for Communication Programs is a four-year project supporting the communication needs of the entire USAID Health, Population and Nutrition Office portfolio. The Project invests in specific campaigns, and its work focuses on both health providers and communities.Sub-grantee EXP Momentum specializes in social marketing activities, both for MARP and to mature the Ghanaian commodity market, by providing mid-range products that can be sold at or close to cost-prize. EXP is specialized in 'bar-activation', promoting condoms and lubricant at hot-spots (e.g., bars).No FY2012 funding is allocated although activity is continuing.

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

Funding will be used to review/analyze the need for additional HIV prevention materials for MARPs and work with implementing partners to ensure their availability to target populations.

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

Funding will be used by sub-grantees EXP Momentum for the distribution of condoms and lubricant, though two pathways. The first is peer educators establishing outlets in their communities. Peer educators working with FSW, their clients and NPP and MSM will also distribute condom and lubricants. All PLHIV groups will distribute condoms through peers, too. A second pathway is the commercial market. Through multiple large wholesalers, USAID will focus on the mature segment of the condom market, selling commodities at a cost-recovery price.

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

The JHU BCS Project will develop client-provider materials that can be used in PMTCT centers with a focus on HIV positive mothers. Two sets of manuals will be prepared. One to inform HIV positive mothers of all issues surrounding pregnancy and delivery, such as options for ART and use of malaria prophylaxis and cotrimoxizole; and a second set that will focus on issues related to prophylaxis, delivery and post-delivery issues such as HIV TC and breastfeeding options. The first set will be developed and reproduced with FY2010 funding. The present funding is for the development and reproduction of the second set.

Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services
enumerations.Malaria (PMI)