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The USAID | Health Policy Initiative project is over. The current policy-focused USAID project is Health Policy Plus (HP+).

PLHIV Leadership in the MENA Region

From 2005–2010, the "Investing in PLHIV Leadership in MENA" initiative strengthened the capacity of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through training, mentoring, and small grants. The initiative sought to build social capital of PLHIV in the region, promote greater investment in PLHIV, and foster policy dialogue and advocacy. On the path to strengthened PLHIV leadership in MENA's HIV response, the initiative has achieved several outcomes. PLHIV have formed a regional network; women living with HIV have started support groups for other women affected in the region; and National AIDS Programs have contributed funding to support expansion of PLHIV-led activities in-country. In addition, the initiative produced four curricula to help build the capacity of PLHIV in the region.

Curricula

TOT curriculum

Volume 1: Training-of-Trainers Curriculum: Building the Training Skills of PLHIV in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Subregional curriculum

Volume 2: Subregional Curriculum: HIV Basics for PLHIV in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Women Centered Curriculum

Volume 3: Women-centered Curriculum: Addressing HIV among Women and the Gender Dimensions of HIV in the Middle East and North Africa Region

HIV Stigma Curriculum Volume 4: HIV Principles and Stigma Reduction Training Curriculum: Addressing HIV and Stigma in the Healthcare Setting in the Middle East and North Africa Region   

 About the Initiative

 Paths to Leadership for PLHIV Paths to Leadership for People Living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa
(Full Report  |  Brief)
 From Invisible to Integral From Invisible to Integral: PLHIV in the Middle East (Presentation)
 Laying the Foundation Laying the Foundation: PLHIV in MENA Share Knowledge, Build a Network (Success Story)