2019 | Change story 10: Sustainable HIV service delivery for gay, bisexual men and other MSM in Vietnam – adapting to changing funding landscapes.

Glink adapted to the shifting aid landscape in the HIV response to ensure that its clients continue to receive sexual health services. Their strategy led to a strong foundation to provide sustainable, affordable and non-discriminatory HIV services…

2019 | Change story 9: A journey from pilot to scale-up of ART adherence units in Pakistan

People who inject drugs (PWID) represent a large portion of these new infections, and Pakistan lags behind in the 90-90-90 targets. For more than 5 years, Bridging the Gaps partners Nai Zindagi and Mainline have increased access to harm reduction…

2019 | Change story 8: Turning policy into action – the implementation of Kyrgyzstan’s national adherence plan.

A community led and a government study conducted in the country in 2017 showed that PLHIV have access to ART but are struggling to adhere to treatment. Partnership Network, with the support Bridging the Gaps partners the Global Network of People…

2019 | Change story 7: Data for change – using evidence to improve access to HIV services among adolescents in Zimbabwe

Despite declines in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in Zimbabwe, current ART coverage rates of 80% require scaling up, in order to reach the 90-90-90 targets. ITPC and Bridging the Gaps set up CTOs in four health facilities in Zimbabwe…

2019 | Change story 6: LEGABIBO’s role in monitoring access to health care in the wake of decriminalisation.

The High Court of Botswana decriminalised same-sex sex acts on 11 June 2019. LEGABIBO (Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana) filed an affidavit to explain the impact of the criminalisation on LGBT mental health, experiences of violence,…

2019 | Change story 5: Providing health services and information to migrants who use drugs in Central Asia

The number of new HIV cases in Tajikistan among people with a history of international labour migration has increased from 12.3% in 2013 to 14.6% in 2017. AFEW International has played a crucial role in convincing IOM Tajikistan that migrants…

2019 | Change story 4: Engaging law enforcement in reducing violence against sex workers in Mozambique

In 2013, 30 percent of annual new HIV infections occurred among sex workers in Mozambique.1 Violence is a key factor that increases sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV, as it often causes inconsistent condom use and prevents sex workers from…

2019 | Change story 3: SANPUD Spurs meaningful involvement of people who use drugs in the fight against HIV in South Africa

Until the formation and professionalization of the South African Network of People who Use Drugs (SANPUD), there was a lack of meaningful involvement of people who use drugs (PWUD) in the fight against HIV in South Africa. Via SANPUD, PWUD…

2019 | Change story 2: Global advocacy and meaningful involvement of sex workers in women’s rights platforms.

Sex workers formally engaged in CEDAW consultations about the General Recommendations (GR) on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration during 2019. Following a call for written contributions, 18 of the 101 submissions…

2019 | Change story 1: From service recipients to drivers of change – developing adolescent drug users into leaders in Ukraine

AFEW Ukraine has involved most-at-risk youth in localgovernment policy development and service delivery since 2016. The youth leaders received support from the local project staff at every stage of Leaders Project’s planning and implementation.…

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