CCP Awarded $26 Million to Reduce HIV Incidence in Mozambique

CCP announced today that it has been awarded $26 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement a four-year HIV prevention project in Mozambique addressing the needs of adults, youth, and persons living with HIV.  The CCP project, called PACTO- Prevenção Activa e Comunicação Para Todos, will run from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2014.

PACTO will seek to increase HIV preventative behaviors in Mozambique using several innovative approaches.

    • PACTO will introduce a new HIV prevention model, tailored specifically to the Mozambican context, and built around the three key components of combination prevention (structural, behavioral and HIV services).
    • PACTO will create a supportive environment for HIV prevention by encouraging political, traditional and religious leaders to speak out in favor of prevention and the use of HIV services.
    • PACTO will use community approaches and mass media to model preventative behaviors (for example, risk perception, partner reduction and condom use, tesing and treatment adherence, gender equitable behaviors, open community dialogue), thereby inspiring a social movement for HIV prevention.

The PACTO strategy will be developed and implemented by CCP in close partnership with local Mozambican partners. By building indigenous capacity, CCP will ensure PACTO’s success long after the project ends.

Learn more about CCP’s work in Mozambique.

For more information about PACTO, please contact:
Patrick Devos, Country Representative Mozambique, or Patricia Poppe,
Latin America and Lusophone Africa Team Leader, ppoppe@jhu,edu.

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