SHOPS Plus highlights its collaboration with communities, the private sector, and governments to deliver stigma-free HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. Learn about our work to control the AIDS epidemic in the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Dominican Republic: “an important step toward the sustainability of the national response”
Although most people living with HIV are eligible for national insurance, less than half are enrolled. SHOPS Plus worked with four government bodies to formalize each institution’s responsibility for enrolling people living with HIV. Read the full story and watch our chief of party discuss why this is important for the national response.
Tanzania: Meeting health challenges facing transport workers
Transport workers are at a high risk for HIV/AIDS and other health and safety issues and often lack consistent access to quality health services. North Star Alliance addresses these unique challenges by operating Roadside Wellness Centers, also known as Blue Box Clinics, in six African countries including Tanzania. SHOPS Plus helped register six North Star Alliance clinics with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and the Private Hospital Advisory Board. As a result, the clinics established formal relationships with public facilities for referrals, access to antiretroviral medicines, and data sharing. Read the full story.
Trinidad and Tobago: Improving the sustainability of a key NGO
The NGO, Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood in Trinidad and Tobago, provides important HIV prevention, testing, counseling, and treatment adherence services to key populations in the island nation. SHOPS Plus supported the NGO’s transition from donor funding to other funding sources by researching funding opportunities, building organizational capacity, facilitating the development of grant applications, and building local partnerships, namely with the Red Cross of Trinidad and Tobago. Read the full story.
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