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Save the Children, DRC

The partnership with Positive Action for Children Fund to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the DRC focuses on training peer educators, military and police and works directly with vulnerable families to help increase treatment and support.

Introduction

Hello, my name is Alice Fay and I am an HIV Programme Development Advisor for Save the Children. I would like to tell you about our collaboration with the Positive Action for Children Fund, and some of the initiatives it has enabled us to implement.

In many ways the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is different from other African countries in terms of its response to the HIV epidemic as it faces many complex challenges. Ongoing conflict, displacement of people and lack of infrastructure have all contributed to this.

Key Facts

Project: 
Developing community level support for families affected by HIV in Masisi territory on North Kivu Providence, DRC

Run by:
Save the Children

Region:
Democratic Republic of Congo

Population:
Mixed, focus on mother to child transmission

Challenges:
Stigma and discrimination, gender based violence, sexual violence

Activities:
Training programmes, development committee support, research