In Egypt, FHI 360 is dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by addressing some of the nation’s most challenging human development issues, including prevention, care and treatment for HIV and AIDS. We carefully tailor our programs to meet the needs of people living with and affected by HIV, particularly those with a high likelihood of exposure to HIV, such as people who inject drugs, female sex workers, and men who have sex with men and their partners.
FHI 360 collaborates with the government of Egypt and nongovernmental organizations to combat the stigma surrounding people living with HIV or AIDS and remove social and cultural barriers to prevention and treatment through behavior change communication. Our projects take a holistic approach to health and communications by integrating a variety of strategies, including outreach to high-risk groups, peer education, voluntary counseling and testing, clinical care and management of sexually transmitted infections, as well as home-based care and support groups for people living with HIV.
Over the past several years, FHI 360 has partnered with the Egyptian National AIDS Program to develop national policies and guidelines, establish model treatment sites, improve blood safety and surveillance, and train medical professionals to ensure long-term successes.
FHI 360 also helps create a sustainable future in Egypt through youth development and engagement and research and information sharing on natural resources management. Our programs support regional institutions, community groups and thought leaders to advance development efforts in Egypt and throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.