EVIH-T – Haiti

World AIDS Day poster from 2013

World AIDS Day poster from 2013

CCP is implementing Eviter le VIH et sa transmission (Avoid HIV and Its Transmission) in Haiti in partnership with Jhpiego and Save the Children. The USAID-funded project’s acronym, EVIH-T (“éviter” – pronounced “ayveetay”) means “avoid” in French and Creole. Operating on three levels–leadership and capacity development, community and individuals, and HIV services—EVIH-T is working to change social norms and create an enabling environment for the adoption of preventive behaviors, increase demand for services and reduce the stigma of living with HIV.

While strengthening the capacity of Government of Haiti partners at the central and departmental levels, EVIH-T will focus its activities on the four project priority departments: West, Artibonite, North and North East. The Foundation for Reproductive Health and Family Life Education (FOSREF), the Haitian Institute for Community Health (INHSAC) and Promoters of the Zero AIDS Objective (POZ) are CCP’s local, nongovernmental partners.

Location:
Haiti
Time Frame:
2013-2017

Accomplishments
  • Technical assistance to the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), particularly its National AIDS Control Program (PNLS) and Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Protection (DPSPE) in the preparation of the 2013 World AIDS Day campaign
  • Banners, posters, leaflets and radio spots for World AIDS Day designed and produced in close collaboration with the MSPP/PNLS and Population Services International (PSI)
  • Ongoing technical assistance to the MSPP/PNLS/DPSPE in the following areas:
    • training of service providers in interpersonal communication and counseling (IPCC)
    • coordination of behavior change communication (BCC) interventions
    • quality assessment and the design of Quality Improvement (QI) plans for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and Positive, Health, Dignity, Prevention (PHDP) services (working in tandem with local partner POZ)