Integrated Network Combating HIV/AIDS in Tete - Phase 2

OBJECTIVES
 
Main objective:
The capacity of the Tete Provincial Health Department to provide quality HIV/AIDS/STI services is strengthened
 
Specific objectives:
HIV transmission from mother to child is reduced in a context of improving reproductive health services for pregnant women and their newborns in Tete Province
The improved STI care is consolidated and expanded to the whole province
The capacity for management of HIV/AIDS services in the province is improved
 
ACTIVITIES
Training and supervision of reproductive health staff
Backstopping in case of interruptions in the supply of critical drugs or other supplies
Monitoring, evaluation and documentation of the services
Operational research
Community mobilisation
Peer education among high-risk populations
Support of specific reproductive health services for high-risk populations
Capacity building to improve the management of HIV/AIDS services at provincial level
 
RESULTS
The prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV has been introduced in all health facilities of the province and most pregnant women are now being correctly counselled, screened and treated.
All STI care providers in the province have been trained and apply the new national guidelines for a syndromic management of STI clients
Female sex workers and truck drivers have easy access to quality sexual and reproductive health services at a night clinic
The capacity of the Provincial Health Department in planning, coordination and monitoring of HIV/AIDS/STI services has been strengthened

Funding agencies

Flemish government

Team

Diederike Geelhoed, Yves Lafort,Patricia Claeys, Marleen Temmerman

Partners

Provincial Health Department of Tete, Mozambique; Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Belgium; Médecins sans Frontières - Belgium

Period

July 01, 2007 - September 30, 2010

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Ms. Patricia Claeys
Mr. Yves Lafort
Ms. Marleen Temmerman

Countries

Belgium
Mozambique

Themes

HIV & AIDS
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)