Management Science for Health
Expression of Interest to Provide Community HIV/AIDS and TB Services
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
The Prevention, Organizational System AIDS Care and Treatment (ProACT) project is a USAID financed program to support CSOs and FBOs through small grant to provide critical community HIV/AIDS and TB services in the following areas: Vulnerable Children (OVC), community prevention of HIV/AIDS and community PMTCT services.
TO: Potential Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and Faith Based Organizations (FBO) working in any of the following states: Sokoto and Zamfara States
Rationale for the grant: The ProACT project will provide grant to selected CSOs (NGOs, CBOs and FBOs) that are committed to strengthen community HIV/AIDS and TB prevention services including HTC and PMTCT services, vulnerable children services, care and support services and linked to facility-based clinical HIV/AIDS and TB services. Each selected organization is expected to provide ONE or more of the categories of services listed below in the State or States in which you are proposing to work.
1. Community Prevention of HIV/AIDS services to include
i. Provide HIV testing and counseling service for Most-At-Risk-Population
ii. Provide Minimum Prevention Package Intervention (MPPI) services to targeted population at-risk of HIV
iii. Reach out to Most-At-Risk population and other vulnerable groups with HIV prevention messages using the Prefer Education Strategy
iv. Facilitate non-curricula school based prevention interventions
2. Community-Based PMTCT services to include:
A. Mobilize and sensitize communities on the availability of PMTC services across health facilities
B. Support the provision of HTC services in ANC setting.
C. Link mother-baby pair to Comprehensive Care and Treatment sites for continuum care.
D. Establish support groups for pregnant HIV+ women in the community to improve retention in PMTCT program.
E. Establish linkages with TBAs and other community based delivery homes for PMTCT services
3. Vulnerable Children (VC) service to include:
i. Implement VC intervention using the National service standards
ii. Providing actual services to VC and their families based on needs
iii. Mobilizing and sensitizing the community on VC care and rights
iv. Promoting activities that rely on efficient and effective leveraging of services and resources within communities.
v. Monitor and evaluate the VC service delivery
Care and Support Services to include:
vi. Provider Initiated Testing and Counseling Support and HTC outreaches
vii. Support Adherence Counseling services for PLHIV
viii. Community Based Care for PLWHA
ix. Promote reduction in stigma and discrimination
x. Provide Positive Health Dignity and Prevention service for PLHIV
xi. Support economic empowerment for PLHIV in need
xii. Provide counseling and support services including community based linkages for PABAs
Eligibility Criteria: This opportunity is open to only Non- Governmental organizations, faith-based organizations and community-based organizations working in the locations mentioned above and sensitive to the needs of women and children.
Any organization interested in being considered must indicate an interest in one or more of categories. A pa-qualification questionnaire will be forwarded to interested organizations that forwarded the EOI. Please note that only those organizations which prequalify will be sent a Request for Application (RFA) to submit full proposal.
Please, be sure to indicate the category of your interest, contact person name, telephone number, and State and local government in which you are operating.
All NGOs, FBOs and CBOs must currently be registered in Nigeria, and be physically resident in the State where they propose to work to be considered.
Interested organizations should kindly send their indication of interest by email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Expression of Interest to provide: Community Prevention of HIV/AIDS Services or Care and Support services or OVC care and Support Services or on or before 19th September, 2013