THE HIV-AIDS CONTROL PROJECT -SUPPORTED BY THE GLOBAL FUND, New Funding Model
The New Funding Model of the Global Fund continues its support to implement the 2018-2022 national HIV control National Strategic Plan. Under this programme The Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka contributes as one of the Principal Recipients (PR1) along with the National STD AIDS Control Programme of the Ministry of Health, Government of Sri Lanka.
As the PR2, FPA Sri Lanka manages a network of 34 civil society organisational frameworks representing national level NGOs to community-based organisations operating in 13 Districts carrying out diverse peer led HIV prevention interventions among female sex workers, men who have sex with men, drug users, beach boys and people who are living with HIV. Apart from focusing on employing a peer to peer delivery of HIV and STI-related messages, health devices including condoms and lubricating gel and mobilising most at risk populations to obtain voluntary counselling and testing services offered through the Government-run STD clinics, FPA Sri Lanka has been able to activate drop-in centres for FSW, MSM and DU in Colombo where the hidden, most at risk populations are encouraged to access knowledge-related to HIV and STD as well as condoms, lubricating gel and testing services.
The National AIDS/STD Control Programme (NSACP) of Sri Lanka has led the process of developing the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV/STI Response 2018- 2022, which FPA Sri Lanka too will be aligned with.
The NSACP has defined its vision, mission and goal for the next five years. The vision is to see a “Country free of new HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS related deaths”. The mission is to “Prevent new HIV and sexually transmitted infections and provide comprehensive care and treatment services” and the goal is “Ending AIDS by 2025”.
Five objectives are identified for achieving this goal:
- To prevent new infections of HIV/STI among key populations, vulnerable populations and the general population
- To provide universal access to HIV/STI diagnosis and treatment, care and support services for those infected and affect ed by HIV/STI
- To strengthen strategic information systems and knowledge management for an evidence based response
- To strengthen health systems at different levels and to ensure an effective multi-sector HIV/AIDS/STI response
- To provide a supportive environment for easy access and delivery of HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care services for all