Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011

Details for Mechanism ID: 9055
Country/Region: South Sudan
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $1,000,000

Sudan Health Transformation Project II (SHTP-II) builds on the successes of SHTP-I by continuing to work on primary health care service delivery to incorporate prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) and behavior change to delay sexual debut and reduce multiple risk behaviors. Under SHTP2, FY10 funding will be provided for PMTCT, community outreach that promotes HIV/AIDS prevention through abstinence and/or being faithful (AB) and correct and consistent condom use, and modest systems strengthening at the CHD. SHTP-II is working to assure that high quality PMTCT services will be at selected service delivery points in SHTP2 counties that have HIV counseling and testing sites (as they are established), and that referral systems - including transport stipends to testing sites - are available for women who present with high-risk factors (e.g. STIs).

Abstinence and being faithful (AB) interventions target abstinence primarily on in-school youth and those youth who are not known to be sexually active. Efforts should be expanded to target church groups as a way to increase awareness among non-sexually active youth. The partner reduction (being faithful) and other prevention efforts such as consistent and correct condom use are linked to couples-centered counseling and testing for other target groups, including military personnel and their families, truck drivers and their associates, and all couples who do not know their HIV status.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $250,000

SHTP-II will provide prevention education and outreach on abstinence messaging to the target population

of unmarried adolescents. SHTP-II will also provide prevention education and messaging on fidelity to

populations including married couples and other members of the community that are identified to have

higher-risk behaviors.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $250,000

SHTP-II will provide information and educational activities on correct and consistent condom use to the

most at-risk populations such as commercial sex workers, members of the military, truck drivers, and

other high risk populations. These activities will include one-on-one peer education, dramas and other

community events.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $500,000

SHTP-II will establish three PMTCT sites; one each in three of the targeted counties. It will renovate the

clinics, train staff--medical assistants and midwives, and provide no-cost PMTCT services to community members. ARVs for prophylaxis will be provided by Global Fund.