The Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in Asia Program (SKPA) is a Global Fund HIV multi-country grant which aims to promote sustainable services for key populations at scale to stop HIV transmissions and AIDS related deaths by 2030. Burnet Institute is the Sub Recipient of this grant for implementation in Papua New Guinea.
The grant aims to promote sustainable services for key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure including female sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender people. The grant will build on existing Global Fund-supported programs in Papua New Guinea and focus on developing strategies to promote the scale-up of necessary interventions and support the capacity and involvement of these populations in advocacy efforts. In-particular the project aims to:
- Community needs assessment of the Key Populations Advocacy Consortium to inform program design;
- Scale-up outreach to key populations and improve their access to prevention, testing and treatment and retention in the service cascade;
- Strengthen community responses and systems to support increased scale-up of services for key populations;
- Strengthen community advocacy for the sustainability of community-led and community-owned services through community-based monitoring, effective use of data and other strategic information and through community mobilisation;
- Address barriers to service access including addressing stigma and discrimination and other human rights- and gender-related barriers to services, where relevant;
- Secure the long-term sustainability of engagement of key populations at national and provincial levels through securing domestic investment and spending, exploring innovative approaches and identifying alternative sources of funding for key programs.
July 2019 – December 2021