United for Prevention
The programme is establishing HIV prevention coalitions in 7 countries and supports communities to hold countries accountable for their efforts delivering the global HIV Prevention 2025 Road Map.
Our new programme, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will work with civil society partners in seven high HIV prevalence countries: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
The partners in these countries will collaborate to establish HIV coalitions that will track progress against the HIV Prevention 2025 Roadmap, advocate for policy changes, and develop shadow reports to monitor the implementation of national targets
Why the programme is needed
HIV prevention efforts have not been adequately prioritised or funded, leading to a lack of progress. In 2021, 1.5 million people acquired HIV, with key populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and transgender people and their sexual partners accounting for 70% of new infections globally. In sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women remain highly vulnerable, representing six out of every seven new infections among young people aged 15-19.
Governments need to accelerate action on HIV prevention by repealing discriminatory laws, improving access to life-saving services, advancing national data systems, promoting the uptake of new prevention technologies like the dapivirine ring and injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and increasing financing to scale-up proven service delivery models.
What the programme is doing
Partners in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe will focus on ongoing accountability work to ensure that the commitments outlined in the National Road Maps are effectively translated into action – thereby reducing HIV infections.
Part of this work involves our HIV Prevention & Accountability reports which provide a community perspective on the HIV prevention efforts to monitor progress, identify priority milestones, and support governments in their efforts to reduce new HIV infections and meet national targets.
How and where the programme is working
The United for Prevention programme will be implemented by a consortium led by Frontline AIDS, in collaboration with the following partners: Alive Medical Services (Uganda), DARE (Tanzania), Education as a Vaccine (EVA) (Nigeria), LVCT Health (Kenya), Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication (Malawi), REPSSI (Mozambique), and SAfAIDS (Zimbabwe).
The programme runs from April 2023 to September 2024.