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Гранты в рамках новаторской инициативы «РАДИАН» от Фонда Спида

Applicants are invited to apply for the RADIAN ‘Unmet Need’ fund that will support local initiatives across the EECA region. Initiatives selected will focus on prevention and care, education, community empowerment, and novel partnerships. The programme will be implemented locally, working with key stakeholders and partners.

Grant Information

The fund is looking for proposed solutions in the range of $500,000- $1,000,000.

The fund will support two grant types:

        Type I: Breaking Barriers: Innovating Healthcare Delivery

        Type II: Building Bridges: Community Innovation & Education

Type I: Breaking Barries: Innovating Healthcare Delivery

        Breaking Barriers grants will address the root causes of the large treatment gap in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Supported solutions will be cost-effective and scalable strategies that reduce barriers for initiation and adherence to ART regimens to maximise numbers of people receiving treatment services.

        Examples of approaches funded through a Breaking Barriers grant include (but are not limited to):

        Approaches that remove barriers preventing uptake of existing HIV treatment services and improve existing HIV treatment services, e.g.,

        Efforts to improve HIV services design, accessibility and implementation, including needs assessments and patient-centred design interventions that improve clinic processes and make healthcare facilities non-discriminatory, friendlier and more desirable places to visit to initiate and adhere to treatment

        Changes to models of care, including improvement of patient algorithms, introduction of differentiated care, offering of telephone consultations, total quality improvement approaches, and other approaches that increase the capacity of healthcare settings to offer high-quality HIV treatment services to large numbers of key populations

        Decentralisation of HIV treatment services provision, e.g. HIV care in community, mobile or other (non-HIV) healthcare settings (e.g., pharmacy, primary care), with strong linkage to AIDS centres

        Strategies that systematically identify and reduce administrative barriers to treatment access

        Mechanisms for community feedback to troubleshoot problems with initiating and adherence to treatment, and make services more respectful and appropriate

        Tackling of data safety and security issues to ensure confidentiality

        Strategies that systematically identify and reduce barriers to adherence in care

        Capacity-strengthening of AIDS centres on monitoring and evaluation, documentation and data-tracking systems, as well as measures to change organisational culture within healthcare settings

        Interventions that directly protect key populations from stigma, discrimination and violence, as it presents a barrier to initiation and retention to treatment, e.g.,

        Sensitisation of existing health services to make them friendly and accessible for key populations

        Training and sensitisation f health workers and other workers in health settings to reduce stigma and discrimination, and create friendly, welcoming environments where key populations feel comfortable receiving treatment services

        Tackling internal and external stigma and discrimination in broader societal structures

        Incorporation of violence response systems into health services, community groups and other relevant organisations

Type II: Building Bridges: Community Innovation & Education

        Building Bridges grants will supports cost-effective and salable strategies for integrating key populations into HIV prevention and treatment services, including harm reduction services, through service delivery, community education and advocacy projects. Supported solutions are likely to be designed for scale and led by organisations with a track record of providing HIV services for key populations.

        Examples of approaches funded through a Building Bridges: Community Innovation and Education include (but are not limited to):

        The provision of new or improved services for key populations in high-incidence and high prevalence areas, e.g.,

        Community-led comprehensive HIV services

        Provision of key population-specific health and harm reduction HIV services, including prevention testing and treatment, in mainstream public health clinics, or in drop-in centers

        Integration of HIV services with other related services (harm reduction, psychosocial support, adherence support) in one physical location etc.

        Provision of adherence support interventions, including support groups, reminders and community ART provision

        Cross-cutting approaches, e.g., community mobilization or community-based approaches integrated into clinical services

        Special strategies for particular hard-to-reach individuals from key population groups

        Interventions that increase the demand among key populations for HIV prevention, harm reduction, testing and treatment services, e.g.,

        Use of social media and other technology to improve prevention and treatment literacy and to create demand for HIV treatment services

        Peer outreach and behavior change interventions

        Linkage of key populations to friendly providers

        Strategies to re-engage into care those who have dropped off or lost to follow up

        Advocacy and education activities that strengthen community systems, empower communities and mobilise and engage stakeholders to create appropriate HIV prevention, harm reduction, testing and treatment services for key populations, e.g.,

        Training and sensitisation of health workers, police, government authorities to reduce stigma and discrimination

        Community mobilisation for advocacy to create enabling environments and sustainable services

        Strategic planning with local government and stack holders (e.g. PEPFAR, Global Fund, UN family)

        Contributions to national policy guidance and operational frameworks

        Participation in local, regional or national accountability and decision-making mechanisms

        The above are examples, and the fund also welcomes other potential innovative solutions that take under 36 months to implement and achieve the Fund’s objectives.

     Applicants must have presence in the country of implementation or partner with a local organisation with in-country presence.

Deadline: 15 December 2019 For more information, please visit https://london.ejaf.org/radian/