USAID awarded the “Avoid HIV and its Transmission” (EVIH-T) project to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, who leads a consortium including JHPIEGO, Save the Children, and local non-governmental organizations such as INHSAC and FOSREF. The project is being implemented in close collaboration with the Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Protection of the Ministry of Health (MOH/DPSPE), the National AIDS Control Program (NACP), and the Ministry of Education.
To turn back trends in HIV/AIDS prevalence in Haiti, EVIH-T will work to support the MOH and its partners as they join in a common purpose and boldly reach for the United Nation’s and Government of Haiti’s goal of zero new HIV infections.
EVIH-T aims to (1) Increase risk perception and self-efficacy to prevent HIV transmission among at-risk individuals in the general population, (2) Strengthen MOH/DPSPE’s capacity to lead the HIV response and to harmonize the integration of prevention activities within the basic package of primary health care, and (3) Enhance specific prevention activities that have been identified as gap areas, such as post-exposure prophylaxis and prevention of mother-to- child transmission.
To achieve project objectives, EVIH-T works with stakeholders to strengthen social and behavior change communication, set national standards for HIV prevention activities, and foster a more integrated response to the epidemic. The project uses mass media campaigns to engage local leaders, promote services, and support community-based efforts to achieve synergy and health outcomes. EVIH-T reinforces coordination and monitoring of prevention activities in the field and works with local leaders to encourage community dialogue around HIV. The project will close gaps in the service delivery areas, support a network of providers through various quality improvement activities, and increase service uptake.
Although both health system strengthening activities and mass media activities will have national coverage, all community-based and service delivery improvement activities will focus on U.S. Government development corridors.
- Support National AIDS Control Program (NACP) in the implementation of the National Communication Strategy for HIV prevention
- In partnership with NACP, trained 20 service providers in interpersonal communication
Life of Project: April 2013 – May 2017
Implementing Partners: the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, JHPIEGO, and Save the Children
Last updated: August 14, 2015