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MMRJ69 - Reducing the spread of HIV through HAARP Country Flexible Program in Myanmar

1. Project Code and Sector

No. and Title: MMRJ69 - Reducing the spread of HIV through HAARP Country Flexible Program in Myanmar
Duration: 3 years
Status/Starting Date: 1 January 2008
Project Function: HIV/AIDS Prevention
Government Counterpart Agency: Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control, Ministry of Home Affairs
Executing Agency: UNODC (as management contractor)
Aggregate Budget: 2.686 millions US$


2. Project Background and Justification

The HIV epidemic in Myanmar continues to expand rapidly and is considered to be one of the most serious in Asia, with a total adult prevalence of less than one per cent. Overall, 34 % of the estimated 60,000 to 90,000 IDUs are living with HIV. Building on its IDU related projects and lessons learned to date, UNODC, in close partnership with AusAID, will implement the HIV/AIDS Asia Regional Programme (HAARP) - Country Flexible Programme (CFP) for Myanmar.

The CFP-Myanmar aims to reduce the spread of HIV related harm which is associated with injecting drug use. Partnerships between health and law enforcement agencies will facilitate the use of a logical and systematic approach to the reduction of HIV related harm associated with IDU through 18 Effective Approaches Projects (EAP) sites established in various locations in the country.


3. Immediate Objective, Outputs and Main Activities

Objective: To reduce HIV transmission associated with (injecting) drug use among 7000 drug users including female IDUs and their sexual partners by 5% through comprehensive harm reduction and sexual and reproductive health services in 18 township sites.

Outcome 1: Increased national and sub-national level understanding about the necessity and value of sharing information about governments and community led efforts to address drug use within HIV policies, strategies and programmes.

Output 1.1: Institutional capacity building to establish a supportive policy environment for effective approaches to HIV/AIDS and injecting drug use.

Output 1.2: Advocacy for supportive and synergistic procedures and practices at the workplace of law enforcement and other uniformed services personnel.

Outcome 2: Increased expertise in the practical use of approaches and methods that will assist in reducing the HIV harm associated with drug use among men and women in Myanmar.

Output 2.1: Range of comprehensive services to (injecting) drug users and related communities at various geographical areas being advocated, granted and operational.

Output 2.2: Accelerate drug education and HIV education for drug users and young people.

Outcome 3: Increased experience among communities of initiating and managing efforts to address drug use and HIV issues.

Output 3.1: Prevented and reduced measurably, HIV among young DUs / IDUs and their sexual partners in CFP townships through increased access to comprehensive care.

Output 3.2: Support community ownership and responsiveness to drug misuse and social evils Support community based drug demand reduction and HIV prevention initiatives.

Outcome 4: Strengthened cooperation of Myanmar in the region and plan other country specific activities.

Output 4.1: Regional Cooperation addressing the HIV epidemic among injecting drug users is well enhanced.

Output 4.2: Programme will be effectively managed and monitoring and evaluation reports submitted.