Benin: Acceleration of access to services for prevention of HIV, treatment, and community support
Donor: Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) -- Round 9
Project Dates: Phase 1 started on October 1, 2010 and the end date for Phase 1 is September 30, 2012
Project Amount: $13,059,423
Technical Areas Covered: HIV/AIDS
Plan Benin is one of the 3 Principal Recipients with the Benin Ministry of Health and the Industrial and Building Electricity Company (SEIB), a private company. This grant is seen as an interesting public-private partnership experience. The Benin Proposal stemmed from knowledge taken from the implementation of Rounds 2 and 5 of the Global Funds and from other sources of funding such as MAP, in terms of the necessity to reinforce and to ensure the continuity of the determining role of the civil society for a better coverage of the districts and populations which have not been sufficiently taken into account up until now, as well as to ensure that the objectives of the National Strategic Framework for the fight against AIDS 2007-2011, are met. Plan Benin has been appointed by CNC as one of the PRs for the following service areas: Prevention (condoms availability, Behavioral Change Communication - Community Outreach) and Care and support for the chronically ill (support for orphans and vulnerable children, reduction in the stigmatization in all areas and the care and support for chronic diseases). The proposal places an emphasis on the following decentralization with a significant commitment from the Civil Society Organizations and the Community-Based Organizations as well as includes a strong focus on women, adolescents, children and key populations with a high risk of HIV infection such as Sex Workers.
The proposal aimed to reduce new infections, to treat and to ensure the care of key populations with a high risk of HIV infection and of vulnerable populations through interventions adapted to their contexts. This comprises 3 goals, which are:
- To reduce the risk of HIV transmission in the general population, amongst women and in key populations with a high risk by the intensification of preventative interventions;
- To reduce morbidity and mortality linked to AIDS by extending the total coverage of PLHIV and of their families, including nutritional, psychosocial, legal and socio economic care;
- To improve the national response by reinforcing coordination, management and monitoring/evaluation, and the reinforcement of the health care system.