The National HIV/AIDS Secretariat has made substantial progress since it became effective five years ago. Many activities have been implemented under the Sierra Leone HIV/AIDS response project (SHARP), through the combined effort of all four-project components. NAS component heads have used a mix of communication channels to disseminate information about activity progress and outputs. The predominant communication channels utilized thus far are through the use of print materials (reports), the electronic media (radio and television) and through workshops and seminars.
Although NAS has succeeded in reaching a substantial number of persons in the target audiences, the coverage has been limited. Many stakeholders working in Sierra Leone who are contributing towards the national response in the fight against HIV/AIDS still have limited knowledge about the secretariats mission and activities interested stakeholders continue to visit the NAS to access information either verbally or from existing materials.
There is need for the NAS to make information about the Secretariat plans and activities more widely available to target stakeholders both locally and internationally. The NAS is therefore taking steps to accelerate plans for establishing a website.
Call for Proposal for the Implementation of the kfw Impact Mitigation Component of the HIV/AIDS Prevention program III (HAPP III)
Deadline: 3:PM October 10th, 2013
The Government of Sierra Leone has received a grant from the German Government through KfW to the tune of EUR 6 Million Euro to finance sexual reproductive health Programme for the period 2013 - 2017. The programme includes HIV prevention through social marketing of condoms and behaviour change communication measures as well as Impact Mitigation Fund (IMF) to support civil society organisations to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) including Female Genital Mutilation.