Responding to HIV/AIDS

The UNDP HIVAIDS Programme in Sudan leads an integrated strategy for promoting HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care amongst the Sudanese public. This work is undertaken in close collaboration with the Sudan National HIV/AIDS Programme (SNAP) -which is the technical department of the government responsible for HIV/AIDS national level policy, planning, and coordination, in addition to national and international organizations working in the field of HIV/AIDS.

To help the country join the global fight against HIV/AIDS and other deadly diseases, UNDP’s interventions fall under two categories: managing the funds allocated by the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria (GFATM), and implementing interventions that address HIV/AIDS as it affects development, governance, the protection of human rights and gender equality.

As the principal recipient (PR) for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria grants, UNDP assists the Government of Sudan in combating AIDS, TB and Malaria through mobilizing a variety of partners and civil society at all levels, to ensure a coordinated and effective response to these three diseases. The dedicated UNDP programme management Unit is currently managing five grants with a total budget of over $300 million and covering the period from 2005-2014.

UNDP Sudan is responsible for the programmatic and financial management of the grants, the procurement of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB related items and aims at developing the capacity of the following national partners: Sudan National AIDS Programme, National Malaria Control Programme, National TB Programme, General Directorate of Pharmacy and People Living with HIV Association.

In addition to assuming the principal recipient role through the management of the GFATM resources, UNDP runs two HIV/AIDS projects in Sudan that seek to reach out to the general public and community at large by mobilizing religious leaders, parliamentarians, and other influential groups of the Sudanese society. In addition, the Office provides services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), pregnant women, military personnel, female tea and food sellers and youth including street children, high schools and university students.

UNDP’s engagement with religious leaders and Ministry of Justice to create an enabling environment for People Living with HIV/AIDS has led to major breakthrough in the national response to AIDS in the country leading to a notable reduction in the of stigma surrounding affected individuals and their families.

The following projects provide detailed information on UNDP’s contribution to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria across the country:

Leadership and Capacity Development to Address HIV Aids
Scaling up the National Response for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Sudan
Comprehensiveness and Quality of DOTS in Sudan, addressing TB control in war-affected, post conflict areas and other challenges
Scaling Up Malaria Intervention in Sudan/ Scaling up for Universal Coverage with Community Participation

Closed Projects
HIV/AIDS Programme for Persons of Humanitarian Concern
Malaria Prevention and Control
Fighting HIV Aids in Sudan

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