Period: Sep 2017 - Aug 2019 Donor(s): USAID under the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Prime Organization: UNAIDS Sub-Contractor: Community Partners International Implementing Partners: Asian Harm Reduction Network, Medical Action Myanmar, Médecins du Monde, Metta Development Foundation, Population Services International Geographic Coverage: Kachin State, Shan State, Sagaing Region, Yangon Region and Mandalay Region, Myanmar Project Coverage: Approx. 26,000 members of key populations
In Myanmar, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is concentrated among key populations (KP): people who inject drugs (PWID), female sex workers (FSW) and men who have sex with men (MSM) including transgender people (TG). To achieve HIV/AIDS epidemic control, the UHF Project is scaling up HIV testing and treatment services for KP, with special emphasis on increasing access to harm reduction services and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for PWID. The UHF Project is working with the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), international stakeholders and in-country partners to develop and implement innovative and cost-efficient systems that will increase linkage and access to HIV/AIDS care. The overarching goals of the project are to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission among KP, and to contribute towards improved coverage and quality of testing and ART services by at least 25% in two years.
The UHF project is funded by USAID under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through UNAIDS Myanmar. UNAIDS is overseeing the project while Community Partners International (CPI) is providing project implementation support and management to five partner organizations: Asian Harm Reduction Network (AHRN), Medical Action Myanmar (MAM), Médecins du Monde (MDM), Metta Development Foundation (Metta) and Population Services International (PSI).