Where we work

Southern Africa and East Africa remain the most HIV-affected regions in the world, with 20.6 million people living with HIV and 670.000 new HIV infections in 2020. We focus on the following countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Indonesia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Kenya. Beyond that, we focus on the two regions where the HIV epidemic continues to grow rapidly: Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and Middle East & North Africa.

67 %

of the people living with HIV globally in 2021 live in Sub-Saharan Africa

70 %

of the new infections reported globally in 2021 were among key populations and their partners

2

million people are living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (2022)

Countries

Africa

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Eswatini
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Europe

  • The Netherlands
  • Ukraine
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Slovakia

Southeast Asia

  • Indonesia

Central Asia

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan

Our projects

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Scale up and Enhance HIV Paediatric Care with an Integrated Family Care Approach

The project will train 20 community health workers to strengthen their capacity to find, test, treat, retain in care of mothers and their children (0-14 years) and follow up to improve health outcomes. They play a critical role in conducting household visits with families to provide education on HIV, dispelling myths and reducing stigma and discrimination. In addition, the project will identify eight male mentors who are partners of women living with HIV (14-24 years). They will influence fellow male partners to take part in prevention of vertical transmission and paediatric HIV care programmes. It will also integrate community-based sports activities into the Kids to Care model to raise awareness for paediatric and adolescent HIV care services. The project will adapt the Clinic-CBO Collaboration (C3) model. The strengthened linkages between communities and health facilities help increase uptake of HIV services, combat stigma and discrimination, monitor quality and contribute to building stronger local health systems. This project will be implemented in four sub-counties in Zambia: Chisakila, Chiawa, Kambale and Chitende.

Communities
    Children
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Kids Health, Kids Rights

The new Kids Health, Kids Rights project aims to eliminate vertical transmission and ensure all children living with HIV and their mothers live healthy and full lives. It applies the Kids to Care Model by building capacity of community volunteers and community health workers. They will work jointly with support groups and households in identifying children living with HIV. Community volunteers and community health workers will be trained in vertical transmission, door-to-door testing and referral, and establish or strengthen links between the health care workers and the volunteers. The project will mobilize young mothers with children living with HIV and link them to safe spaces and support groups both for them and for the children. Young girls involved in transactional sex will be targeted as well. In this project already existing committees will target female sex workers together with their kids. The support groups will also form a crucial capital in grassroots advocacy to improve polices related to finding, testing, treating and maintaining kids living with HIV in care. The project will be implemented in Thyolo, Chiradzulu and Nkhatabay districts in Malawi.

Communities
    Children
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Champion-ID

Implemented by Indonesia AIDS Coalition (IAC), the Improve Children living with HIV's Welfare, Livelihood and Protection through Multisectoral Collaboration project will focus on ensuring all children living with HIV in Sorong (Southwest Papua) and Manokwari (West Papua) are supported to start and continue their treatment and live healthy lives. It relies on community health workers who use their community networks to find children living with HIV and pregnant women. They will be equipped with HIV knowledge and communication skills to deliver educational messages on the importance of knowing your HIV status as well as starting and staying on treatment. In Tanah Papua, IAC has forged strong partnerships with the communities, District Health Offices, and two of the largest church affiliations. In collaboration with the District Health Office the project adopts the existing method of training medical ethics that the IAC has established with the Ministry of Health and that is endorsed by the Executive Office of the President.

Communities
    Children
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Imarisha Afya

The Imarisha Afya project aims to empower communities to find, test, treat, and retain children, pregnant and lactating mothers, and young mothers living with HIV into care. An age-appropriate response will be used to help fill the service provision gap for all people reaching the facility and those who don’t due to long distance to the facility, lack of transport cost, or lack of escort, among others. Community representatives such as community health workers, women and children protection committee members and leaders, religious leaders, people living with HIV groups, champions and mentor mothers, teenager clubs, and caregivers support groups will be capacitated and engaged in the project implementation. Staff at health facilities will be trained to offer child-friendly services and collaborate closely with communities. The project will be implemented in two regions and six councils in Tanzania which are Dodoma in Dodoma City, Kongwa and Chamwino district councils, and Njombe in Njombe Town, Makete, and Wanging’ombe District councils.

Communities
    Children
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