Aidsfonds has announced its 2018 Call for Proposals: Improving Treatment and Care for Children Living with HIV in Mozambique, Nigeria and/or South Africa.
With this call, Aidsfonds aims to support civil society organizations to develop, implement and monitor an intervention model to find children exposed to HIV which are not found by the conventional health system approach. To find more children living with HIV that don’t know their status yet, and to find them as early as possible. Of course this will include a strong focus on PMTCT and the prevention of HIV in children. Aidsfonds ask for programs with both a research component and a service delivery component, with a civil society organization in the lead.
This call for proposals directly contributes to two of the five long-term goals identified in the Aidsfonds strategic plan: a strong reduction in new HIV infections and access to treatment for all people living with HIV.
With this call for proposals Aidsfonds aims to find children living with HIV that don’t know their status yet and link them to care. This includes the following objectives:
- To seek novel approaches in communicating to women most at risk for HIV and their children, incentivizing them to know their HIV status and prevent mother-to-children transmission of HIV
- To diagnose children living with HIV as early as possible, and link them to care effectively and sustainable.
- To develop and implement effective testing strategies to reach women and children most at risk for HIV (including but not limited to outreach services, home-based testing, community-intervention models, self-testing, routine testing in new settings, etc.). Strategies should include strong linkages to treatment, care and support, and can also include prevention interventions.
- To advocate for community based high-quality treatment and care for children living with HIV
- To stimulate partnerships between knowledge institutes, civil society organizations and governments, including innovate ways to integrate research into community outreach and services.
Budgets will be submitted in Euros, through the designated result and budget framework 2018 (part of the online application form). For each programme, a budget between € 350.000,- – € 500.000,- is available, for the duration of three years. Aidsfonds aims to support 3 to 4 programmes.
- The applicant is a registered organisation. Proposals by individuals will not be taken into consideration for funding.
- Funding will only be provided to an alliance that includes both a knowledge institute and one or more civil society organizations. (One of) the civil society organization(s) in the consortium should act as the lead agency and will be responsible for reporting and (financial) administration.
- The consortium should describe how they will work together with their government, and indicate how their plans fit into national programs and plans.
- The lead applicant is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation.
- Eligible Countries: South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique
Deadline: 17 September 2018
For more information and to apply for this opportunity visit Aidsfonds here.