United States Agency for International Development awards PrevenSIDA Project to URC

A URC team will work in Nicaragua to help reduce HIV among high-risk populations (MARPs) through PrevenSIDA, a five-year contract funded by the US Agency for International Development. The team will reduce HIV transmission by encouraging healthy behaviors, such as using condoms and reducing one's number of sexual partners. The project will also increase access to HIV testing among both MARPs and the general population.

The program will enable about 20 nongovernmental organizations providing HIV prevention services to MARPs in Nicaragua to expand their prevention efforts and build their capacity, resulting in greater impact and internal sustainability. PrevenSIDA will complement the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project in Nicaragua.

URC is joined in the project by the Centro para la Education y Prevention del SIDA, Colectivo para la Integración de Enfermos de Sida, El Proyecto Acción SIDA de Centroamérica, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Carlos Jarquin, Organizational Development Specialist; Oscar Nuñez,Chief of Party; and Roberto González, Grants/Finance Associate work on the planning stage of the project.
Carlos Jarquin, Organizational Development Specialist; Oscar Nuñez,Chief of Party; and Roberto González, Grants/Finance Associate work on the planning stage of the project.
Date 
October 05, 2010
Regions/ Countries