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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.

Lessons learned

Many of our projects have involved close collaboration with local organisations, such as the Ministry of Health and Union Congolaise des Organisations des Personnes Vivant avec le VIH (UCOP Plus). This has been a real highlight for us and has emphasised the importance of these collaborations in terms of mobilising the community. In addition, we have learned the importance of providing key facilities and infrastructure, as without this core base, the rest of the work we do is compromised.

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