Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 4156
Country/Region: Haiti
Year: 2009
Main Partner: To Be Determined
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Implementing Agency
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

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


The proposed activities are to: 1) Reduce stigma and discrimination. 2) Build capacity of beneficiaries (Staff,

Leader youth, OVC, PLWHA and caregivers) to prevent new infections. 3) Provide education in health,

nutrition and prevention to OVC and PLWHA. Trainings and prevention education programs based on

abstinence and being faithful will raise awareness, reduce stigma, and empower beneficiaries to make good

life choices. Work will focus on behavior change. New activities and will be implemented as a

comprehensive integrated program with cross cutting activities of prevention to OVC and PC beneficiaries.

Outside of the West department, where AERDO is not implementing PC programs, the prevention programs

will serve the OVC populations in the same manner as in the West Department, described below.

The emphasis areas are training (major: 60%), community mobilization (minor: 25%), linkage with other

sectors (minor: 15%), information/education/communication (minor: 10%), quality assurance (minor: 10%)

and strategic information (minor: 10%). The primary target populations are children and youth, community

leaders, NGOs/PVOs, volunteers, men and women (including those of reproductive age), out-of-school

youth, religious leaders, public and private health care workers, and HIV-positive children (5-14 years).

Coverage area includes West, Northwest, North, South, Central Plateaue, Southeast, and Artibonite.


This activity is expanding on the current PEPFAR-funded COP 08 ABY activities carried out by AERDO in

Haiti. Each partner agency will work with the Haiti Ministry of Health (MOH) at the community level, and

WCDO will also coordinate with the MOH at the national level. WCDO and all sub partners will disseminate

accurate information regarding prevention, which we believe to be efficacious toward behavioral changes.

Religious leaders, community leaders and other influential persons will also be mobilized and trained to

provide support in making important life choices. All these activities will be channeled through each

agency's church and community-based networks. AB activities will be gender balanced with at least 50% of

the beneficiaries being female. Ensuring access to AB activities for females will help to reinforce their

capacity to manage and negotiate their sexuality.


ACTIVITY 1: Reduce stigma and discrimination. Staff and leader youth who will provide HIV prevention

training to OVC and PLWHA will be trained or retrained on HIV prevention and care for PLWHA. PLWHA

will share their testimonies during prevention trainings for these high-risk groups of OVC and PLWHA,

encouraging disclosure to sexual partners for those trainings addressing PLWHA.

ACTIVITY 2: Build capacity of beneficiaries (Staff, Leader youth, OVC, PLWHA and caregivers) to prevent

new infections. Staff and leader youth will be retrained on 18 modules of approved and revised Choose Life

curriculum and ABC prevention messages. Leader youth will then train OVC using the Choose Life

curriculum, and staff will train PLWHA on ABC prevention messages when necessary, as well as healthy

sexual behaviors. Sexual abuse and other HIV-related themes will be shared during conferences and

meetings to affected and/or infected youth while they are involved in capacity building activities, such as

vocational training to enhance financial independence and reduce risky behaviors. Programming will move

beyond information dissemination to behavior change communication by addressing couple discordance,

healthy sexual relationships, condom negotiation, and life decisions such as having children. Groups of

married or cohabiting PLWHA or sero-discordant couples will be reached with training on healthy, faithful


ACTIVITY 3: Provide education in health, nutrition and prevention to OVC and PLWHA. Through group

trainings and home visits, OVC and PLWHA will be trained on good nutrition, proper hygiene, HIV facts, and

prevention of STI's, as well as opportunistic infections.

New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity

Continuing Activity: 17244

Continued Associated Activity Information

Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds

System ID System ID

17244 5238.08 U.S. Agency for World Concern 7703 4156.08 $450,000



9352 5238.07 U.S. Agency for World Concern 5156 4156.07 $420,000



5238 5238.06 U.S. Agency for World Concern 4156 4156.06 $555,405



Table 3.3.02:

Subpartners Total: $0
World Hope International: NA
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: NA
Salvation Army: NA