The Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA, second phase) is a regional HIV Programme that aims to reduce the impact of, and vulnerability to, HIV of men who have sex with men (MSM), hijras and transgender people across seven South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) through community systems strengthening (CSS). In Afghanistan, the programme focuses on HIV prevention services for men with high risk behaviour.
The Programme, currently in its third phase, is supported by a $16.7 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and will run until 2018. Led by Save the Children – Nepal (the Principle Recipient of the Grant), MSA promotes and protects the rights of key populations of MSM and transgender people and is building a foundation to ensure that regional and country-level community networks continue to be an essential partner in the HIV response. It focuses on strengthening community systems to improve coordlination with local governments and health care providers, deliver concentrated and quality capacity development support, and provide technical assistance to ensure high intervention impact and sustainability.
The Knowledge Management Workshop was hosted last year by APCOM. Please find below the report for the workshop.