The Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP)'s Military-Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program is strengthening the capacity of the military in Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe by delivering high-quality HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, care, and treatment services to military members, their families, and surrounding communities.
Recently, MCD Global Health received an award that extends the DHAPP through 2027, which will allow MCD's team to continue empowering the Gabon military in providing high-quality HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, care, and treatment services.
Recent successes of this project include:
- Followed the Family Approach-Index case training that took place in May 2021. Afterwards, an implementation plan was established to ensure the implementation of a family approach on military sites.
- Renovated the health structures in the rural areas of the Nyanga Province.
- Equipped the health centers of the Nyanga Province with office equipment.
- Trained health providers in the field of HIV/AIDS and malaria.
- Developed and published Trainer's Guide on HIV Care and Treatment (PDF).
- Developed an index case testing protocol (PDF).
- Developed and presented a presentation on the project's accomplishments to partners.