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 75 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 Centre (NTC) 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 35 non-government organizations as sub-recipients (SRs) of the Global Fund grant.
HIV : Covering all 75 districts of the country, HIV program's goal is to achive optimized Reach, Recomment, Test, Treat and Retain (RRTTR) 90-90-90 and combination prevention by 2020.
- We provide community based care and support services to the PLHIVs through community home based care and community care centres. We also provide cash transfer services to children living with HIV.
- We provide Anti-retroviral treatment (ART), viral load testing , Isoniazide Preventive Therapy (IPT), Hepatitis C treatment along with e-VT (elimination of vertical transmission from mother to child) and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) to prevent vertical transmission from mother to child.
- We implement harm reduction services for the People who inject Drugs (PWID) by distributing needles/ syringes and opioid substitution therapy.
- We implement behavior change communication, community based testing of HIV including distribution of condoms and lubricants among the key populations Men who have Sex with men (MSM), Transgender (TG), Male Sex Workers (MSWs) and other vulnerable populations to promote safe practices.
TB: With programs against TB across the country, its goal is to decrease the incidences of TB by 20% by 2020.
- We provide diagnostic and treatment services to clinically diagnosed and bacteriologically confirmed TB cases.
- We implement case notification and DOTS throughout the country.
- We provide treatment to Drug Resistant (DR) and Multi Drug Resistant (MDR-TB) cases.
- We engage in TB and HIV collaboration.We conduct specialized hostels for DR TB cases.
Malaria: In 25 district, this programs aims to sustain zero deaths due to malari and reduce the incidences of indigenous malaria cases by 90% by 2018.
- We provide Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Bed Nets (LLINs) to pregnant women through Ante Natal Clinics (ANCs) and general population of high risk and moderate risk VDCs/MPs through mass distribution. We also implement community sensitization to promote utilization of LLINs.
- We provide capacity building training to health personnel for case identification.
- We provide logistics support for early diagnosis and treatment to suspected cases according to national treatment protocol.
(Last updated: November 2017)