HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care (Global Fund Round 4)

Strengthening preventative measures

HIV prevention and care

With the assistance of the Global Fund the Program strives to halt and begin to reverse the spread of the disease.  The major objectives are to (i) improve knowledge and practice of HIV and STI preventative measures by the general adult population, youth and vulnerable population sub-groups during 2005-2010 (ii)develop and expand treatment, and care and support services for people and families living with HIV/AIDS and (iii) build the capacity of the New Sudan National AIDS Council, NGOs and local instituions to effectively manage and monitor HIV/AIDS programs.

Achievements

  • This project supported the development of the first HIV & AIDS Strategic Framework, HIV Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Behavioural Change Communications Strategy for South Sudan.
  • A South Sudan Network of people living with HIV was formed in 2007.
  • The project is supporting sentinel surveillance in 24 antenatal care clinics across South Sudan to further assist with gathering accurate data.
  • This is the only project providing anti-retroviral therapies (ARTs) for people living with HIV in all of South Sudan. So far nine ART centres have being established across South Sudan.
  • 3,757 people living with HIV are accessing ART services from these centres against a target of 2,250; over 8,000 people have received opportunistic infection prophylaxis and treatment; while over 38,000 patients received comprehensive Sexually Transmitted Infection case management.
  • Currently over 109,922 people have tested for HIV in the various voluntary counselling and testing centres supported by this project.
  • This project also supports safe blood practices and universal precautions services in all 55 transfusion centres in South Sudan.
  • Over 16,000 sex workers; over 160,000 people with high risk behaviours (members of uniformed services, women in informal trade activities, displaced persons, transport operators); and over 154,481 young people have been reached with HIV & AIDS prevention services.
  • 538 HIV positive pregnant women are receiving a complete course of anti-retroviral prophylaxis to reduce the risk of mother to child transmission.
  • This project also supports training of health care providers in voluntary confidential counselling and testing, ART and sexually transmitted infection management: 290 service deliverers have been trained on voluntary counselling and testing.
  • This project contributes to strengthening health system in South Sudan through; staff recruitments, trainings, procurement of vehicles, IT equipment, laboratory equipment and consumables, condoms and related drugs.



Project Overview
Project Name
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care (Global Fund Round 4)
Status
Active
Project start date
1 August 2006
Project end date
31 December 2012
Geographic coverage
National
UNDAF Outcome
Outcome 3: Key service delivery systems are in place
Focal Point
Mandisa Mashologu
Team Leader
Poverty Reduction & MDGs Unit
mandisa.mashologu@undp.org
Partners
South Sudan AIDS Commission
Ministry of Health
World Health Organization
UNICEF
Catholic Diocese of Torit
Donors
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Budget (2012)
USD 4,581,458