The missions

01 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of the Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Program is to support the implementation of the national AIDS strategy.

Specifically, the Program will contribute to:

• Reduce the spread of HIV in the general population and in high-risk groups through the implementation of effective and efficient prevention measures;
• Improving the quality of life of people living with HIV through better comprehensive care;
• Reduce the socio-economic impact of the disease on people living with HIV, OVC and other affected people;
• Technical support to partners involved in the sectoral response;
• Strengthen social mobilization and ownership of the fight by all actors;
• Strengthen health and community systems to ensure sustainability of interventions;
• Strengthen coordination, resource mobilization and management of the national response;
• Strengthen the availability of strategic information and its appropriate use for decision-making and improved interventions.

Programs to prevent and reduce the impact of the epidemic are carried out through responses formulated by communities (rural, urban, and specific groups) and through sectoral responses formulated by all sectors of the country (health, education, women and family, social affairs, transportation, tourism, agriculture, defense, youth and sports, etc.).

02 PROGRAM COMPONENTS

The program activities are implemented through the following five components:

  • Supporting the local response;
  • Support to the health sector response;
  • Support for coordination;
  • Support for monitoring and evaluation;
  • Support for the development and implementation of sectoral strategies.

03 PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION STRUCTURES

The program is designed and supervised by the National AIDS Control Committee (NACC).

The Central Technical Group (CTG) ensures the coordination and management of the National AIDS Control Program throughout the national territory, in collaboration with the relevant administrations, national and international partners. It also provides the permanent secretariat of the National AIDS Control Committee. The program is implemented in the field by health facilities and NGOs, which are sub-beneficiaries, with the participation of the beneficiary communities.

The coordination and implementation structures of the program are:

  • The National AIDS Control Committee (NACC);
  • The Regional AIDS Control Committee (RACC);
  • The Sectoral AIDS Committees.

The Implementing Bodies:

  • The Central Technical Group (CTG);
  • The Regional Technical Groups (RTG).

The missions, composition and operating mechanisms of each of these structures are described in the texts that govern them.

04 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CENTRAL TECHNICAL GROUP

The Central Technical Group is the executive body of the National AIDS Control Committee. As such, it ensures:

  • collaboration with the administrations, national and international partners concerned;
  • Technical support to partners involved in the local response (decentralized communities, development committees, religious and traditional authorities, NGOs), as well as supervision and evaluation missions of the implementation of local response plans;
  • Technical support to partners involved in the sectoral response (public and parapublic services, private companies, non-governmental and professional organizations), as well as supervision and evaluation missions for the implementation of sectoral plans;
  • Coordinating the Behavior Change Communication (BCC) strategy of the National AIDS Control Committee, and supporting any partner structure (governmental and non-governmental) in the development and implementation of appropriate communication strategies;
  • Coordinating the Behavior Change Communication (BCC) strategy of the National AIDS Control Committee, and supporting any partner structure (governmental and non-governmental) in the development and implementation of appropriate communication strategies;
  • Coordination of epidemiological and behavioral surveillance activities;
  • Preparing the annual budgeted action plan for AIDS control activities according to the guidelines defined by the National AIDS Control Committee, which it submits to the NACC for approval;
  • The management of funds made available to the National AIDS Control Program by the State, national and international partners, the transfer of these funds to the grassroots communities and all contracting structures in charge of the local response in accordance with the procedures enacted for this purpose;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the national AIDS strategy;
  • The processing of any file entrusted to it by the National AIDS Control Committee;
  • The preparation of the program’s activity reports, which are submitted to the NACC every six months.