Prior to the earthquake, the Haiti AIDS response had built comprehensive and coordinated HIV prevention, treatment, care and support components. The progress achieved by Haiti’s AIDS response is now under serious threat. Many hospitals and health centres have been partially or completely destroyed. Infrastructures were severely damaged, and health staff and health care systems were affected. Access to HIV prevention services has been reduced, and social support networks disrupted. Many of the conditions that facilitate the spread of HIV exist today in the earthquake affected zones.
The overall goal of the project is to reduce the impact of HIV on internally displaced people (IDP), on people living with HIV (PLHIV) and on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and in that way contribute to revitalising the HIV prevention in the post-disaster Haiti. The specific objectives are: reducing sexually risky behaviour, reducing stigmatisation and discrimination against OVC and PLHIV, increasing family resiliance in those in charge of PLHIV and OVC.
Implementing partner: Haiti Red Cross Society. The project directly targets three groups: 4 200 internally displaced people (IDP) (living with HIV), 1 126 people living with HIV (PLHIV), and 800 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Another 120 000 people will benefit from the sensitisation sessions. The project - indirectly and directly - targets a total of 474 319 people.
Camp Perrin;18.35 -73.85
Les Cayes;18.19331 -73.74601
La Vallée;18.27083 -72.66667
United Kingdom - British Red Cross - Tracing Department
Complex Emergency, Epidemic
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation