Global Fund - HIV, TB and Malaria Programs
Global Fund supports Save the Children to implement programs for responding against TB, Malaria and HIV in Nepal. Save the Children has been working as the sole principal recipient (PR) of the Global Fund grant in Nepal since 16 July 2015 for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria in all 77 districts of Nepal. The Global fund grant is implemented in close collaboration with the three different units of Department of Health Services, Government of Nepal, National Centre for AIDS & STD Control (NCASC), National Tuberculosis Control Centre (NTCC) and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) for HIV, TB and Malaria respectively. The grant is implemented all over Nepal through partnership with government and non-government service delivery points (SDPs) including 27 non-government organizations as sub-recipients (SRs) of the Global Fund grant.
HIV: Our goal is to accelerate the HIV response prioritized by NHSP to end the AIDS Epidemic by 2030 in Nepal.
- We identify the key population with the help of the community outreach workers to provide them with education on safer practices, STI and other relevant services through one-on-one session and IEC materials.
- The beneficiaries are provided with commodities like needles, syringes, alcohol swabs and condoms as per standard national guidelines.
- All the beneficiaries enrolled in the BCC program are counselled and tested for HIV through the community-led testing.
- The confirmed HIV cases are then accompanied to the local ART centers for the immediate enrolment in the treatment.
- We provide care and support services at the community level to ensure that the people living with HIV (PLHIV) retain on treatment and lead a healthy life.
- We provide cash transfer support each month to support Children Living with HIV (CLHIV) to support their health, education and nutrition. It is ensured that these children are on ART and enrolled in Care and Support programs.
TB – Our goal is to achieve 80% reduction in the tuberculosis incidence rate and 90% reduction in the absolute number of tuberculosis death by 2030 as compared to the levels of 2015.
- We implement active case finding/ notification of the PBC and PCD TB cases. We also implement extended case notification to identify DR and MDR TB cases.
- The diagnosed cases are enrolled in TB treatment as per the national protocol.
- We also conduct hostels for DR TB patients where the patients receive proper care and monitoring.
- The contacts of those diagnosed with TB are identified through the program for early diagnosis and treatment.
Malaria: Our goal is to reduce the indigenous cases to zero by 2022 and sustain zero malaria mortality.
- We distribute LLINs to targeted risk groups through mass and continuous distribution. Mass distribution is done on a three-year cycle in high and moderate risk areas as per LLIN distribution guideline 2016. Similarly, continuous distribution is done among pregnant women attending ANC Clinics and other targeted vulnerable groups in high and moderate risk wards.
- We provide parasitological tests to suspected malaria cases in both public sector health facilities and in the community.
- We provide free treatment to confirmed malaria cases as per the national treatment protocol. As Nepal is in Malaria Elimination setting, it is ensured that all cases are fully investigated.
- We conduct various programs (trainings and orientation) for the capacity building of the public and private sector health workers for early diagnosis, quality assurance, quality control and effective treatment. This will ensure and enabling environment for Malaria elimination in the country.
* We ensure protection of gender and human rights and COVID-19 safety during the implementation of all these activities.
Last Updated: April 2022