Due to the prolonged years of conflicts in Sudan, and destroyed infrastructure, the health service system is either poorly managed or non-existent. Fear of people living with HIV/ AIDS (PLHIV) is still widespread, and communities react by isolating and discriminating against PLHIV and their children. Fear of having HIV/AIDS is a powerful deterrent for people to seek voluntary testing, counselling, and not disclosing HIV+ status to family members/friends. Such fear and isolation has led to a silent epidemic, which undermines HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and enhances stigmatisation of PLHIV.
The project aims to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality of children under the age of five and women in childbearing age, as well as in vulnerable communities, and to confine the prevalence of HIV to less than 2% and mitigate its impact. Furthermore, the community resiliance of target families will be improved.
The main partners in the programme are The Sudanese Red Crescent Society and (SRCS) the Ministry of Health. The Netherlands Red Cross facilitates the funding procedure, and strengthens the national project staff and volunteer capacity in addition to monitoring and supervising the project throughout, and after, the implementation period. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) supports SRCS in adaptation of HIV/AIDS policy in the workplace in the target states. The project intends to reach 159 460 people (orphans, people living with HIV and general population in the target areas).
Kassala State;15.45099 36.39998
Sudan, South Darfur;11.5 24.66667
Sudan, Gezira;14.6 33.35
Sudan, West Darfur;13.41667 22.66667
United Kingdom - British Red Cross - Tracing Department
Complex Emergency, Epidemic
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation