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Burnet Institute (Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health) (BI)

HIV Prevention and Infrastructure: Pre-construction HIV prevention on Northern GMS transport network

Last updated:2012-07-24 09:09:54

The Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) Northeastern Economic Corridor aims to improve transport connections between Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, thereby increasing mobility and economic activity in the region. The improvement of Road 6 in Hua Phanh Province, Laos, and the connecting Road QL217 in Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa Province forms part of the Second Northern GMS Transport Network Improvement Project, which in turn is part of the Northeastern Economic Corridor.

To minimise the potentially adverse impacts of the proposed construction work, this project aims to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission and prevalence of STIs among migrant and mobile populations, and communities along the designated roads and in the adjoining areas. The target outcome is reduced HIV risks and vulnerabilities among target populations and local communities in these areas. The project is a cross-border initiative spanning Laos and Vietnam. 

The project includes 4 key component areas:

1) Advocacy and capacity building of province, district and commune level governmental staff, as well as partner NGOs/CBOs, through workshops and training

The intended output of Component 1 is to strengthen the capacity of and partnerships among key stakeholders in order to address HIV, drug related harm, and human trafficking.

2) Information Education Communication (IEC) and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)

The intended output of Component 2 is to strengthen the capacity of would-be affected communities to address existing and expected HIV/AIDS and human trafficking vulnerabilities associated with changing situations due to improved roads and connectivity, as well as increased and customary condom use among mobile populations and sex workers.

3) Strengthening access to quality Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services, including Voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing (VCT)

The intended output of Component 3 is to enhance the capacity of health care providers in affected communities to deliver quality STI and HIV/AIDS services.

4) Monitoring and evaluation

The intended output of Component 4 is the timely provision of up to date and good quality information on HIV/AIDS and human trafficking risks and vulnerabilities, as well as the progress and effectiveness of Sub-project activities and lessons learned for future interventions.


Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Jun 1st 2011 Nov 30th 2012 Jul 24th 2012 Jul 24th 2012 0

Project Coordinator Project Partners

There are no partners specified

Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Health Care - STD / HIV / AIDS
Human Resources Development - Technical Training

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