Roads to a Healthy Future
Country of Operation
SummaryThe Roads to a Healthy Future seeks to fund new approaches and support African regional partners to design and expand HIV prevention and health activities in transport communities.
The goal of the project is twofold: to increase access to multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS, health, and other services for mobile populations and vulnerable communities along East African transport corridors, and to increase the capacity of African regional institutions to support rapid scale up of innovative practices in HIV and health.
Key program components
Key aspects of the project are:
To Assist AfriComNet and a network of 8 African universities and training institutions to design and offer five short courses in HIV/AIDS and health communication.
To offer short courses through 5 universities that are self-supported through tuition.
Collaborated with MACRO/DHS to develop a short course on understanding and using DHS data, and trained facilitators from 6 African universities.
Assist AfriComNet to organize two regional workshops for over 80 participants each from across Africa. The first workshop focused on HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support communication; the second focused on gender based violence and alcohol communication.
Assisted AfriComNet to design a five-year strategic plan and register in Uganda; recruited more than 800 members from 40 countries; maintained and updated www.africomnet.org
Produced and disseminated 3 newsletters for members.
Conduct health communication assessment and planning exercises among transport corridor communities in Tanzania and Uganda.
Provide technical assistance for the training of family planning providers, peer educators, and CBDs in Rwanda, Burundi, and DRC.
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