NGO Initiatives to Prevent HIV/AIDS

firefoxBuilding the capacity of local governments and community groups to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS is the focus of this project, which is one component of a regional initiative funded by the Asian Development Bank to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. The project works in partnership with the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Association and the tourism industry in Bohol Province. Key interventions include behavior change communications to increase HIV/AIDS knowledge and prevention practice and to encourage appropriate health seeking behaviors among tourism-sector workers, OFWs and members of their social networks. The project is also strengthening the capacity of government health personnel and community volunteers to deliver HIV/AIDS and STI information and services and to promote policies that support behavior change.