On World AIDS Day, SHOPS Plus highlights the value of partnerships with the private sector that increase access to HIV services and coverage for care. To achieve the ambitious 90-90-90 goal by 2020, we need the resources of both the public and private sectors. Working with ministries of health and private providers, SHOPS Plus advances knowledge about how the private sector can contribute to sustaining and accelerating progress toward HIV goals. Here are some ways we are contributing to the fight against AIDS.
Nursing and midwifery students in Tanzania will soon practice clinical skills as part of a new national initiative designed to augment human resources and meet HIV goals. Students will learn about integrated HIV along with family planning, antenatal care, and primary health care. Read more.
In Nepal, SHOPS Plus mapped the spots where sex work is transacted and the location of retail outlets where condoms are sold. This study will inform intervention strategies for HIV control in high-risk areas. Read more.
The SHOPS Plus team in Tanzania guided providers of HIV services through the loan application process while working with a bank to increase the use of the guaranteed loans to HIV providers. In one year under this program, the bank awarded 11 loans to private providers who wished to expand their HIV services, totaling $627,000. Read more.
Working with Vodacom, Jubilee Insurance, and Edgepoint Digital, SHOPS Plus launched a microinsurance product for low-income individuals in Tanzania. The mobile-enabled product, Jamii, provides inpatient and outpatient benefits, including HIV prevention and treatment. Read more.
Working with the public and private sectors, SHOPS Plus increases the impact of HIV programs through partnership. Together, we can achieve an AIDS-free generation.
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