Somalia: HIV Integrated Prevention Treatment Care Support

Objective:To scale up and adapt HIV prevention efforts towards universal access targets, with a focus on most vulnerable populations; To increase access to quality HIV treatment, care and support in Somalia (particularly people who need antiretroviral therapy). This project was completed in December 2012.MethodAssisting and setting up voluntary confidential counselling and testing (VCCT) centresSupport to the existing VCCT (Voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing) centresImplementation of a mobile VCCT service into the community, with a specific focus on the most at risk populations and risky behaviors;Training educators specialising in the case-management of young people;Training of educators with youth-specific counseling and integrating sexual reproductive health.Beneficiaries : 1250 persons/yearPartnersMinistries of Health of Somaliland and PuntlandPuntland AIDS CommissionSomaliland National Aids CommissionHargeisa HospitalLocal NGO’s (HAVOYOCO, KAALMO, CCG and HOPE)Geographic location :- Hargeisa,- Berbera,- Low’yado,- Tog’wajaale,- Booroma (Somaliland),- Bossaso,- Garowe (Puntland).