Christopher Akolo, MSc, MDTechnical Director, Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES)
Areas of expertise
- HIV prevention, care, and treatment
- HIV programming for key populations
- Antiretroviral therapy and drug resistance
- Sexually transmitted infections
Projects & Resources
In June 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded FHI 360 the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV Project (LINKAGES), a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
This resource provides an adaptable step-by-step guide for conducting a mapping readiness assessment to determine whether programmatic mapping can be done in a way that protects the safety, well-being and confidentiality of key populations.
LINKAGES has established a global Program Acceleration Initiative that will use its existing partnerships to accelerate and strengthen the delivery of the comprehensive package of HIV services at scale. This implementation guide is part of the initiative and sets out the steps that programs can take to deliver services to key populations effectively and quickly.
This publication provides guidance to governments, civil society organizations (nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations) and other partners implementing HIV prevention, care and treatment programs with key populations.