HIV and AIDS - Scaling up universal access to prevention, treatment and care

Brief Description


World AIDS Day at St. George School, Jerusalem

In 2008, The Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) approved a comprehensive proposal, submitted by the UN Theme Group (UNTG) on HIV and AIDS, to scale up prevention, treatment and care services in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for five years for a total amount of USD 10,832,405.

The Global Fund sponsored grants are based on the principal of a pyramid-like classification: starting with the Principal Recipient (UNDP/PAPP), legally bound to the Global Fund and responsible for the supervision and coordination of the overall implementation of the programme, to Sub-Recipients (WHO, UNODC, UNFPA, and Ministry of Health (MOH), responsible for the direct implementation on the ground either through their own capacities and expertise or through the Sub Sub-Recipients (the National AIDS Committee (NAC), other line ministries, UNRWA, and relevant NGOs).

The programme focuses on prevention of HIV and AIDS in the oPt and vulnerability reduction with most at risk population groups as well as strengthening the capacities and systems of the national counterparts in order to provide stronger response. Access to treatment will be increased through this programme.

As the current programme phase is coming to an end in November 2013, ongoing negotiations are underway to access additional GFATM funding for essential HIV treatment and services for the two-year period (December 2013 – November 2015).

Accomplishments

  • 302,400 condoms were distributed to most at risk populations for free.
  • 2,556 people of the general population received HIV testing and counselling (through programme funds).
  • 21 people with advanced HIV are receiving anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment (14 in West Bank and 7 in Gaza) and all of them are provided psychosocial support.
  • 25 NGOs/ CSOs provide HIV/AIDS prevention, awareness and support services.

Finances and Delivery



2012
Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Global fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria USD 3,126,553 USD 868,839
2011
Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Global fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria USD 276,835 USD 746,081
2010
Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Global fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria USD 2,275,599 USD 2,534,965
Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
December 2008
Estimated End Date:
November 2013
Donor:
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)
Partners:
UN Agencies, line ministries including the Ministry of Health and the National AIDS Committee
Geographic Coverage:
West Bank and Gaza Strip
Focus Area:
HIV and AIDS
Millennium Development Goal
Combating HIV and AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
Contact:
Amar Bokhari, Global Fund Team Leader / Programme Management Advisor, Contact: 00970-2-6268200, amar.bokhari@undp.org
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