The goal of the Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project (CB-HIPP) is to extend and provide quality integrated health services in strategic border areas and other transport corridor sites in east, central and southern Africa. CB-HIPP will catalyze and support sustainable, African-led regional development partnerships to improve health outcomes among mobile populations and vulnerable communities residing along these sites.
The project will:
- Increase access to and uptake of integrated health and HIV/AIDS services at strategic cross-border sites and select regionally recognized HIV transmission hotspots along eastern, central, and southern transport corridors
- Identify, implement and test alternative health-financing models to strengthen the long-term sustainability of health and HIV/AIDS service delivery
- Strengthen the leadership and governance of intergovernmental institutions, so they can assist in improving the health of mobile and vulnerable populations
CB-HIPP aims to reach the following populations: female sex workers, men having sex with men, people who inject drugs, transport (truck drivers and their assistants) and other mobile workers (miners, border agency staff, fishers), people living with HIV, and other vulnerable community members, including young women and girls.
CB HIPP builds on FHI 360’s unique leadership in extending HIV and other health services along African transport corridors. Under the ROADS I and II projects, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, FHI 360 has worked for nearly a decade to provide services to key vulnerable populations in these environments by integrating health services with economic strengthening, substance abuse and gender-based violence programming.