The MDTF projects relate to expansion of comprehensive HIV/AIDS service delivery (prevention, promotion, HIV/AIDS treatment and care) for which HealthNet TPO does not have the capacity to do it all by itself. HealthNet TPO has provided the core team as well as the advisors at South Sudan AIDS Committee (SSAC) level and will most probably be involved as implementer in Wau and Jur River Counties. In the other States and the other Counties of Western Bahr el Ghazal (WBG) HealthNet TPO has started to arrange subcontracts to ensure that comprehensive service delivery will be provided.
HealthNet TPO subcontracted a number of partners to ensure that HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support services are scaled up. The Arkangelo Ali Association (AAA) will establish Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services in three locations in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and St. Francis D’ Assisi hospital in Mariallou and Tonj North County in Warrap State.
Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM), an international organization, has been sub-contracted to provide VCT and PMTCT services within Turalei hospital. The Peace Corp Organization (PCO) has been subcontracted to implement community based HIV/AIDS Prevention and Poverty alleviation project in Raga County, WBG State and the Sudanese Women Association (SWA) has been subcontracted to provide awareness campaigns and behavioural change communication in eight Payams (municipalities) of Guit County in Unity State.
In addition, seventeen Community Based Organizations (CBOs) have been subcontracted to conduct Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) and community outreach activities. To ensure that a boost is given to health education and prevention efforts, Heavens Lights the World (HLW), a media organization, has been subcontracted to implement the HIV/AIDS awareness project in the four states through media. These subcontracted partners are working in collaboration with the South Sudan AIDS Commission (SSAC) and Ministry of Health (MoH) to increase access to the services.
The activities under the current MDTF projects will run until May 31, 2012.