Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2012 2013 2014 2015

Details for Mechanism ID: 12926
Country/Region: Tanzania
Year: 2014
Main Partner: Population Services International
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0 Additional Pipeline Funding: N/A

NOTE: The following is taken from summaries released by PEPFAR on the PEPFAR Data Dashboard. They are incomplete summary paragraphs only and do not contain the full mechanism details. When the full narratives are released, we will update the mechanism pages accordingly.

The Husika project is a strategic investment in evidence-based key population (KP) programming within the context of a generalized epidemic. The primary KP target groups are female sex workers (FSW) and men ho have sex with men (MSM), though they also work with male clients of FSW and women engaged in transactional sex (WETS). The four key objectives are: i) an increase in condom use; ii) a reduction in the burden of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs); iii) empowerment and meaningful engagement of KPs within the program; and iv) an increase in access to services for testing, care, support, and treatment.

Husika supports biomedical interventions by promoting the uptake of services, addressing behavioral barriers to use of services and establishing strong referrals to HIV testing and counseling (HTC), STIs, and Care and Treatment services. Structural interventions are implemented that address stigma and discrimination and advocate for an environment supportive of healthy sexual behaviors and gender norms. Husika's activities are in line with the Partnership Framework and GHI strategies. Husika is active in seven regions.

PSI has maximized cost efficiencies through collaboration with the Global Fund. This includes cost-sharing on operational costs, research, and targeted interventions. Husika is also building the capacity of local CBOs to provide services and create a sustainable knowledge base of peer educators. All CBO sub-partners receive mentorship for gender and advocacy. A local sub-partner implements activities for street- and brothel-based FSW. M&E includes using unique identifier codes to track interpersonal communication activities and access to health services, and customer satisfaction surveys to monitor quality of services.

Mechanism Allocation by Budget Code for Selected Year
Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP) $0
Mechanism Target Information

Since COP2014, PEPFAR no longer produces narratives for every mechanism it funds. However, PEPFAR has now included performance targets or indicator information for each mechanism based on the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) system. The MER guidance is available on PEPFAR's website Note that COP years 2014-2015 were under a previous version of the MER system and the indicators and definitions may have changed as of the new 2.0 guidance.

This mechanism has no published performance targets or indicators.

Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Mobile Populations
Workplace Programs
Family Planning