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.
Ros Sokhom is a 34 year old female who lives with her husband and a son in Prek Pra commune, MeanChey district, Phnom Penh city. One day in June 2011, Sokhom fell down from the top stair of her house from a height of about 4 meters, which caused her a spinal cord injury.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Linden Care Foundation provides care and support and prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM), commercial sex workers, miners, loggers, and Amerindians. These services include adherence counseling, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training, capacity building and life skills, nutritional education, and psychosocial support. The program will also include reproductive health education and PMTCT Plus sessions for key populations.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Lifeline Counseling mitigates the impact of HIV on individuals and families through social, psychosocial, physical, and spiritual services. The program offers parenting training, counseling, prevention sessions, education and social integration sessions, life skills development, educational session, and child care assessment and supervision.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Hope Foundation provides health care and HIV support services for key populations in Region 7 of Guyana, creating an avenue for sustainable essential services supporting clients in the continuum of care and preventing new infections.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Hope For All aims to reduce HIV transmission through an integrated approach involving education, testing and counseling, and care and support services. Hope For All improves the quality of and expands services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and OVC through education programs directed at individuals, community groups, volunteers, and staff. The organization increases the utilization of and access to VCT services. They also provide an education package and risk reduction services for female sex workers.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), FACT promotes behavioral change communication, risk reduction, and risk assessment for key populations. The organization provides family planning services, HIV testing and counseling, referrals for other sexually transmitted infections, and care and support for HIV positive and orphans and vulnerable children. Through their efforts, FACT hopes to address cross-cutting issues such as stigma and discrimination as well as sexual and gender-based violence.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the IRC advances CBA2I programming through a Learning Site in Liberia where representatives from other communities within the country, as well as representatives from other countries and non-governmental organization, can witness best practices in the operation of a CBA2I program that includes CHW administration of injectables. This low-cost and sustainable Learning Site will facilitate further scale-up of CHW provision of injectables in Liberia.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Comforting Hearts provides care & support services and home-based counseling and testing services to PLHIV and their families. Services for adult PLHIV include the provision of physical, social, spiritual, and psychological care and support services and education. The orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) component includes nutrition support, health, education, protection, psychosocial support, shelter, and care.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Artistes in Direct Support implements HIV/AIDS prevention activities through prevention packages that target several points in the pathway to HIV infection, address major drivers of HIV epidemics with efficacious primary interventions, improve the effectiveness of these interventions through combination, and provide basic strategies that support prevention and respect ethical imperatives for men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW).