Break the upward trajectory of AIDS where it is spreading the fastest, through the local mobilisation of actors from all sectors and population groups.
STIs and HIV travel by road – the most favourable place for the intermingling of populations, exchanges between travellers and locals and mutual infectious contamination. Drawing inspiration from the lessons learnt in the Corridor 1* prevention project, which had led to reduce the risk of the spread of sexually transmissible infections and, along with them, the impact of AIDS along the Bamako-Labezanga Road, Corridor 2 expands the project to the Bamako-Kidal and Segou-Timbuktu roads, while reinforcing the project’s activities.
Apart from prevention among the target population groups all along the main roads (workers, sex workers, salespersons, drivers, etc.), the Corridor 2 project reinforces the prevention and screening services provided for the most vulnerable sections of society (women, youth, children). It also seeks to improve the management (medical and psycho-social), support and professional integration of infected persons and to fight against their stigmatization.
– Screening: Support to 10 existing structures. Establishment of 5 integrated centres.
– Information campaigns (radio, events, meetings, written media, etc.).
– Establishment of 100 condom distribution points.
– Preventive education in 45 schools. Training of 300 peer educators.
– Capacity-building of community and religious leaders, doctors/nurses, local NGOs and village committees for the fight against AIDS.
Region / Africa
Area / Health education
Duration / 2012 - 2014
The project covers / 1000 local agents; 300 HIV carriers
Project manager / Alfousseyni Sangaré