The Roads to a Healthy Future (ROADS II) project aims to reduce potential HIV transmission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) among people living in and traveling along the transport corridors that link artisanal and industrial mining communities in East and Southern Africa. The program complements current work supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development in Katanga and Orientale provinces by introducing a package of HIV services that are carefully tailored to the needs of at-risk populations, including truck drivers, artisanal miners, female sex workers, girls and young women engaged in transactional sex and other people who are vulnerable to infection.
FHI 360’s ROADS II project strengthens the capacity of local organizations to implement evidence-based programming. The project also works to reduce HIV along vital transport corridors by incorporating community-based responses into national systems to encourage accountability and ensure long-term success.
ROADS II promotes strategic partnerships, building on FHI 360’s strong relationships with the Government of the DRC and the broader health and development community in the country. The project is building the capacity of provincial and district coordinating bodies and civil society to adapt, implement and scale up HIV and other health services into the future.
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