The HKN program is modeled after a door-to-door sales approach for a line of health products including condoms and oral contraceptives pills. The HealthKeepers go the last mile—right to the doorstep—to sell the basic health-promoting products, especially for women and children.
Aashish is a 43 year old men who have sex with men (MSM), an alcoholic, and a chain smoker. On his initial visit to FACT, Aashish was enrolled in a support group for MSM. In group discussion, he was educated on the benefits of consistent condom use as well as the importance of good nutrition and healthy food choices.
Through partnership with local government and lower health centers, WellShare International is offering community-based HIV counseling and testing services through outreaches and is integrating family planning alongside other services.
Stalwarts in HIV services, Comforting Hearts (CH) has been operating in Region 5 and 6 for 17 years. Passionate about their work in providing care and support to persons affected by HIV, the members of staff are pleased to be a part of the nation’s fight against this disease. CH served 78 children and 71 adults throughout the months of October to December 2014 and are hard at work to reach more.
As a result of Youth Challenge Guyana's (YCG) efforts, the past year saw an increased number of persons seeking to be tested for HIV. Additionally there have been reports of greater consistency in the number of sex workers using condoms during their sexual encounters, while more miners have been asking for YCG field officers to visit their sites to conduct Voluntary Counselling and Testing activities.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV expands on an existing prevention program promoting positive health, dignity and prevention reaching key populations through HIV Testing and Counseling outreach within rural communities, peer education training, identifying barriers affecting access to care, and community sensitization and education sessions. The organization also addresses the reduction of stigma and discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence.
December 16, 2014
Jhpiego recently announced the next installment in a series of webinars expanding upon their webinar introducing the Contraceptive Implants Learning Resource Package (LRP). These webinars will address specific aspects of implants provision and provider training.
Created under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), the New Partners Initiative (NPI) is an archive of tools and resources that can be adapted to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs) develop their capacity to fight HIV at the local level. Over its five-year span NPI supported 29 grantees and 219 implementing partners across 14 countries with technical assistance and capacity building activities.
To increase access to and use of HIV testing and counseling (HTC), FHI 360 and the Uganda Ministry of Health developed an innovative model to add HTC services to the family planning services provided by government-endorsed community health workers, known as village health teams (VHTs), in two districts in Uganda.