|Sierra Leone Final Joint Review of the National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS 2006-2010|
The prevalence of HIV has stabilized at 1.5% in the general population since 2005 according to the sero-surveys. The first survey in 2002 showed a prevalence of 0.9%. The second and third sero-surveys in 2005 and 2008 indicated a prevalence of 1.5%. The prevalence among pregnant women rose from 3.0% in 2004 to 4.1% in 2006, 4.4% in 2007 and fell slightly to 3.5% in 2008, according to ANC sentinel surveillance surveys. The highest prevalence among women has shifted from the 20-24 years age group (2.0%) and males in the age group 35-39 (3.5%) in 2005 to the 30-34 age group (2.4%) and the 45-49 age group (2.1%) in 2008 respectively. HIV prevalence is higher among urban population than rural population 2.5% and 1.0% respectively, according to the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey (SLDHS).
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.