Strengthening Infrastructure and Capacity to Combat HIV/AIDS
This project built and equipped a centre for HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and treatment as well as other reproductive health-care services, such as education in sexually transmitted diseases, prenatal care and family planning. It strengthened government capacity to plan, communicate and implement strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
Ministry of Health, Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA) Burundi, UNDP Burundi and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Burundi
January 2010–December 2012
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An estimated 15,000 patients annually benefited from the services of the three-storey health centre that the project built and equipped with information technology and medical equipment.
Civil servants and civil society members trained in AIDS prevention and care, stigma and discrimination, the impact of the AIDS epidemic on women, and community-based awareness and approaches for AIDS prevention and care.
Four international technical exchanges took place in Bujumbura, Brasilia, Dakar and New Delhi to facilitate learning.