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Initiative Name:
An integrated approach to Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS in mobile populations in Central America and Mexico
Initiative Status:
Completed and consolidating results
Adaptation, replication or scaling up of a previous initiative?
Yes
Modality of the initiative:
Triangular
Category(ies):
Family/Community Health and Health Promotion
Disease Prevention and Control
Keywords:
VIH, SIDA, poblaciones móviles, migración, HIV, AIDS, mobile populations, migration

Geographic Identifiers

Region(s):
Americas
Countries Leading or Providing Technical Cooperation:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, República Dominicana y México,Belice
Countries Demanding Technical Cooperation:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, República Dominicana y México,Belice
Participating National Institutions, Organizations and/or Subregional Entities:
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP -México); Ministerios de Salud de los países participantes (Programas Nacionales de SIDA); US CDC - Global Aids Program (GAP), USAID
Participating International and Multilateral Organizations:
Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) Fondo Mundial para la lucha contra el SIDA, la Tuberculosis y la Malaria (FM); Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP -México); ONUSIDA,Fundación IDA Holanda, Banco Mundial
Initiative Start Date:
06-2005
Initiative End Date:
11-2010

Initiative Cost/Budget and Sources of Funding

Initiative Total Cost/Budget: (in US$)
1.3 millones

Initiative Description

Summary
In order to stop the HIV epidemic from growing, it is necessary to address the aspects of prevention and treatment in mobile populations, since their movement often involves situations that make them highly vulnerable both to HIV/AIDS and to other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It should be noted that some of these populations include truck drivers, mobile seasonal workers and commercial sex workers. The programs for prevention that are being used for these populations are few and of limited scope. The mobility of a population is an important determining factor of their degree of vulnerability in contracting HIV, which has serious implications not only with regard to morbidity and mortality within that population but also with regard to the human and financial resources that are required in order to face it. They key objective of this project was to help reduce the vulnerability of mobile populations to HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

As a result of this experience, we can learn about the following: cooperation within the framework of the Central American Integration System and Mesoamerica; the formation of collaborative networks that have made it possible to move forward in the development of activities, the importance of the division of labor (clearly assigned tasks and roles); the harmonization of policies and technical work and the importance of guaranteeing from the beginning the sustainability of the interventions carried out. Furthermore, the project is an example of policy harmonization and alignment, since it includes interventions at different levels, including: coordination between donor countries, recipients, subrecipients, local level actors and working across border areas.

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Contact Information:

Name of Contact Person:
Dra. María Dolores Perez
Organization:
Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud
Email:
perezma@paho.org

Additional contact:
Lic. Mariela Canepa, Consultora de la OPS/OMS para temas cooperación sur sur- Argentina
Organization/Institution:
Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud
Email:
canepama@paho.org

Additional Contact Information:
Integrantes del MCR (jefes programas de VIH en países y Agencias): Guatemala - Dra Claudia Samayoa - claudiasamayoa67@gmail.com Honduras - Dr Hector Galindo - hectorgalindoc@gmail.com El Salvador - Dra Ana Isabel Nieto - anieto@mspas.gob.sv Panama - Dr Aurelio Nuñez - draurelioe1@yahoo.com Costa Rica - Lic Alejandra Acuña - acunaenator@gmail.com México - Dr José Antonio Izazola - jose.izazola@salud.gob.mx Nicarágua - Dr Enrique Beteta - quique.betetaceved@gmail.com Republica Dominicana - Dr Luis Ernesto Feliz - director@digecitss.gov.do Belice - Dr Marvin Manzanero - mmanzanero@health.gov.bz Red Ca+ - Sr Otoniel Ramirez - otoramirez@gmail.com Visión Mundial - Dr Ramon Soto - ramon_soto@wvi.org USAID - Dra. Lucrecia Castillo- lcastillo@usaid.gov CDC-GAP - Dra. Lydia Blasini - lblasini@gt.cdc.gov