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), World Vision strengthens the consistency and sustainability of wheelchair service provision in Kenya, India, Romania, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. The Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Service and Support (ACCESS) project bolsters the management and service capacity of local partners through stakeholder engagement and mobilization and local and national level advocacy efforts.
Implemented by the IRC, the Childhood Blindness and Vision Impairment Capacity Building Project builds the capacity of local partner organizations to deliver quality eye care services. The project expands the availability of quality eye care services for children with visual impairment in the Kayin and Kayah States of Myanmar by supporting essential training and equipment.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Agape Network provides care and support services to adults infected with HIV, as well as children either infected or affected by HIV. Services address psychological, social, and physical needs through home visits combined with monthly family clinic visits.
YCG, in partnership with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), provides HIV prevention services to key populations in Region 1 of Guyana with funding provided through grants awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC). The project offers a range of prevention services including peer outreach and education, support group meetings, life skills sessions, risk reduction counseling and psychosocial support, counseling and testing for HIV, and stigma and discrimination training. In addition, YCG distributes condoms, lubricants, and behavior change communication materials.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), WellShare International advances CBA2I programming by scaling-up access to CBA2I services in Uganda through capacity building, training and mentoring, and sharing lessons learned with stakeholders. The project works closely with government officials to ensure country ownership and sustainability of activities.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), United Bricklayers targets key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization provides peer education, condom and lubricant promotion and distribution, risk assessment and reduction, and economic strengthening activities. Additionally, United Bricklayers offers referrals for screening, care and treatment, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and behavior change activities.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS addresses the reduction of stigma and discrimination within churches and communities. The Network of Guyanese Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS engages the local community to promote positive health, dignity, and prevention.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Sonke Gender Justice Network provides technical assistance and training for family planning (FP) programs to strengthen human resources, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation systems. The goal of this support is to promote gender equality and improve access to and use of FP and reproductive health (RH) services.