HIV/AIDS & Migration

The HIV/AIDS and migration component was designed to mitigate the risks of HIV and STIs—in a context characterized by cross-border seasonal migration and human trafficking in Rasht valley, Tajikistan. This will be done by supporting local governments, non-government organizations (NGOs), and communities to develop and implement an integrated and gender-responsive approach to HIV/AIDS and STI prevention in the construction campsites and corridor of influence. CGC was a sub-contrcator under Mott MacDonald Limited, trading as HLSP.

Actual services provided by our team of experts:

  • High Level Advocacy: involving the National HIV/AIDS Center, and representatives from the MOT/PIU, the Committee on Women and Family Affairs, government’s agencies involved in anti-trafficking and regulation of migration, and relevant donor agencies, and engaged local NGOs;
  • Strenghening of institutional capacity through the series of trainings and consultancy on organizational development and effective STI/ HIV prevention programming of local partners and collaborating governmental agencies to identify, plan, and implement STI/HIV prevention strategies and activities;
  • Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) intervention: outreach to and counselling of target groups, IEC material development, Peer Education and Positive Deviance methodologies;
  • Clinical Services: anonymous, patient-friendly, free-of-charge services offering Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) and diagnostic services for STIs.