Global Fund Project
ANECCA received a grant from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to implement a regional project on “Catalyzing Access to quality services for Children and Adolescents living with HIV”. This regional project provides a unique opportunity to capitalize on pediatric and adolescent expertise across the continent to address disparities in access to care and treatment for children and adolescents. The project is being implemented in 7 African countries i.e. Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Malawi.
ANECCA has implemented major activities in all the seven countries since the start of the project and these include;
- Accomplishments in 7 African Countries
- Engage regional and national stakeholders by ANECCA in Paediatric and adolescent HIV care, treatment and support
- Review national policies and guidelines for paediatric and adolescent HIV care
- Coordinate regional dialogue with stakeholders on the national policy gaps, agree on changes in paediatric and adolescent HIV care and developed a regional position paper for advocacy.
- Trained health care providers in Paediatric and adolescent HIV care, treatment and support
- Supported HIV infected children, adolescents, health workers, and social workers to share evidence and experiences on HIV care/support and treatment at national meetings
- Oriented workers in social and community service organizations in paediatric and adolescent HIV care, treatment and support
- Conducted rapid assessments of the training needs for adolescent HIV services
- Developed training and mentorship materials for health care and social workers in the provision of adolescent HIV care and treatment
- Organize think tank meetings to document and share innovative approaches and best practices in paediatrics and adolescent HIV care
- Support cross site inter-country visits to learn and share experiences on innovative approaches and best practices in paediatrics and adolescent HIV care