Sudan – FY 2010 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source*
*Only appropriations from the GHCS (State) fund account are notified by the Global AIDS Coordinator.
Sudan has a low generalized HIV/AIDS epidemic, but the elements for a rapid spread of HIV in southern Sudan compel action. Refugees in large numbers are returning from neighboring higher prevalence countries. Trade and transport are increasing exponentially with hundreds of truckers, a high risk group, arriving in major transport corridor hubs. Vulnerable women and youth also flock to these transport hubs due to the promise of economic opportunity.
In the area of HCT, PEPFAR will target youth, uniformed forces (military and police), truck drivers, traders and their associates, commercial sex workers (CSWs), transactional sex workers, returnees, immigrants, and refugees.
Sexual prevention is another important component of PEPFAR in Southern Sudan that will focus on abstinence and be faithful programs and proper use of condoms. Through behavior change communication (BCC), PEPFAR will strengthen community dialogue, promote positive reproductive health behaviors, increase knowledge of STI/HIV, reduce stigma and discrimination, and increase use of preventive care and support services.
Current PMTCT services will continue including a very limited expansion in communities where there is a high need and demand for services. These new sites will also be linked to existing services, where possible, such as family planning programs and to care and support groups.
PEPFAR will continue to support HIV care and support in FY 2010. This technical area will emphasize PwP, access to and increased uptake of condoms, prophylaxis and treatment of OIs, prevention education, HIV testing for sex partners, referral for TB screening and for treatment of HIV infected patients at the facility level, and determining eligibility for ART.
In FY 2010, the PEPFAR program will continue to support health systems strengthening. Key activities include training and development of laboratory services, TA for surveillance as well as TA on adapting broad policy reforms and implementation of HIV/AIDS activities throughout Southern Sudan.
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