The Strengthening HIV/AIDS Services for Key Populations in Papua New Guinea project aims to reduce the incidence of HIV and mitigate its impact on those most at risk of contracting the virus, their sexual partners and their families. This target aligns with the goals of the U.S. Global Health Initiative and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Pacific Islands Special Objective, as well as the Government of Papua New Guinea’s National AIDS Strategy 2011–2015.
FHI 360 is building the capacity of seven local implementing agencies, including Papua New Guinea’s Department of Health and the National AIDS Council, to strengthen health systems, processes and facilities to improve services for key populations. The four main objectives of the project are to:
- Build demand for HIV/AIDS services among key populations, their sexual partners and their families
- Increase the supply of quality HIV/AIDS services for key populations, their sexual partners and their families
- Encourage the use of facility- and community-based gender interventions, including those that address gender-based violence
- Strengthen health systems for HIV/AIDS service delivery