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RESPONSIBILITY - Strengthening of health and social services for a fair and accessible treatment and prevention for the HIV virus.

Cameroon

Status

Implementation

Aid type

Project-type interventions

Cameroon


Location

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€ 479,932
Committed
€ 335,952
Used

Description

The applicant is the Italian NGO Vento di Terra, already active in Cameroon with HIV-STI prevention and community development projects, as well as in other emergency contexts in developing countries. The project involves expertise from a multidisciplinary partnership network and it aims to achieve 3 main results: 1-The skills of social and health workers are strengthened for better prevention, care and follow-up of vulnerable people (young people, women, IDPs, People with Disabilities...) exposed to the HIV virus The project aims to support skills, capacity and efficiency of the local health system, through the technical support of the Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases of the Sapienza University of Rome. Italian University experts will support the supply of facilities to improve Dschang District Hospital management, administration and medical services, and will deliver specific training on follow up and adherence to ART for patients, prevention of transmission of HIV virus and STIs (in cooperation with Italian partner ALA). Italian partner NGO EducAid will deliver training sessions on Peer Counseling methodology to involve and target persons with disabilities with medical and prevention actions. 2- The most at-risk population of cities and rural areas of the Menoua Department is informed and made aware of behaviors aimed at preventing the spread of the HIV virus. The local partners, Organization for Health Development of Dschang and the ALLIANCE NATIONALE DES ORGANISATIONS DE PROMOTION DES PERSONNES HANDICAPEES AU CAMEROUN (ANOPHAC) will promote prevention activities for the transmission of the HIV and STI virus, both in rural and urban areas, also through the use of Mobile Units, with the involvement of schools and universities, involving people with disability and targeting young people in vulnerable situations/high risks context (nightlife, social gatherings). 3- The most vulnerable people exposed to the virus access integrated medical services, including hospital and local health facilities, and adhere more effectively to treatments VdT together with the Dschang Hospital and the two local CSOs OHD and ANOPHAC will promote accessibility to socio-health services for the treatment of HIV and related STIs, especially among the most vulnerable groups such as women victims or at risk of abuse and violence, children, People with disabilities, victims of stigma, IDPs, situations of extreme poverty. A Mobile Medical Unit will be activated for the promotion of counseling and psychosocial support activities, referral activities, support and accompaniment paths for diagnosis, treatment, the fight against stigma and the care of the most vulnerable people, with a particular focus on attention to the follow-up of beneficiaries to ensure their continuity and adherence to treatment. read more close
Year Committed Used
2024 € 479,932 € 335,952

Agency

Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code
National NGO VENTO DI TERRA ONG/ON 22000

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-012596-02-2
  • AID012596/02/2
  • Planned start 2024/02/01
  • Planned End 2026/01/31
  • Actual start 2024/05/15
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Untied

Sectors

  • 13040 - STD control including HIV/AIDS 100.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) significant objective
  • Disability significant objective
  • Nutrition not targeted
  • Aid to Environment not targeted
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) significant objective

SDGs

  • 3.3 - By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
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