Sudan - FY 2009 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source

Sudan - FY 2009 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source

*Only appropriations from the GHCS (State) fund account are notified by the Global AIDS Coordinator.

The following narrative describes activities supported by the GHCS-State fund account, notified by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator.

Sudan continues to demonstrate high-quality programming in many areas, despite a challenging operational environment. Examples include: 1) significant progress in addressing management and staffing constraints, including hiring of key staff, progress in re-locating staff to Juba, and strong inter-agency coordination, and 2) continued achievements in scaling-up implementation across technical areas, including a holistic approach to rolling-out services in coordination with other USG assistance programs, and integration of prevention throughout the portfolio.

The epidemic in Southern Sudan is mixed with some geographic areas with high prevalence in high risk groups and other areas with lower level prevalence in the general population. PEPFAR will continue to focus on sexual prevention, CT, and integration of PMTCT into ANC.

The focus on the provision of basic care will continue, emphasizing the development of local capacity to reduce the impact of HIV, and concentrating on higher-risk geographic areas and groups, communities along those national borders with higher-prevalence countries, women and girls, refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, mobile cross-border populations, long-distance transportation workers, and sex workers. PEPFAR will also support government counterparts to develop comprehensive care and support in-service training of health care community workers. CT and PMTCT activities in higher prevalence zones will be supported where these activities are cost-effective interventions.

Surveillance remains a priority in order to better understand the nature of the epidemic. Assistance includes technical assistance and procurement for laboratory supplies including rapid test kits. PEPFAR will support quality assurance for CT both in VCT and PMTCT settings.

PEPFAR will continue to deliver HIV/AIDS prevention and testing services to people affected by the conflict in Southern Sudan. Funds have been reprogrammed to procure additional supplies to support laboratory infrastructure given the availability of carry-over funds available in the current agreement.

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