Action Aid - TB
The Malawi Global Fund Country Coordinating Committee submitted a two year joint TB and HIV concept note to Global Fund on behalf of the country, with Ministry of Health (MoH) being the governmental Principal Recipient (PR) for the biomedical component of the grant and Action Aid Malawi as a Non-Governmental Principal Recipient for the non-biomedical component.
The program is based on the strategic objectives of the National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS 2015-2020 and the National Strategic Plan for TB (2015-2020). Action Aid Malawi is responsible for supporting the interventions at community level to increase demand and access to services for biomedical interventions at primary, secondary and tertiary health facilities.
Through Project Hope, Story Workshop has been sub contracted to train Trainer of trainers (TOT) in Theatre for development (TFD) across Malawi and the TOTs are supposed to train their fellow drama members so that they should conduct outreach and community dialogue activities disseminating key messages on TB/ HIV.
The Goals for the project include:
- Reduce the number of new infections towards the elimination of HIV transmission by 2017
- Reduce HIV related morbidity and mortality
- Reduce morbidity and mortality from Tuberculosis (TB
- People Living with HIV/AIDS and TB patients.
- Young people aged 15-24.
- Adolescent Girls and Young Women.
- Pregnant women and infants.
- Key populations (Men having Sex with Men, Sex Workers and their clients) and General Population.
- Improve ART uptake, retention and adherence through focused public and patient education and national scale up of peer support groups.
- TFD clubs
- Expand TB case detection through multiple strategies including active case finding in health facilities, communities and other settings such as prisons and mines.
- Support communities through Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to participate in the HIV/TB response and to play a role in community systems, strengthening advocacy for removal for legal barriers and developing capacity to address needs of the males, females, key populations and vulnerable groups in TB/HIV interventions.