The Positive Action Foundation Philippines Incorporated
DSWD-NCR-RL-000055-2011
SEC Registration: A199902514

HIV advocacy in the Philippines

Principal Recipients:

  • First to handle:            Tropical Disease Foundation
  • Second to handle:       Department of Health

 

Sub-Recipient: Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc.

Project Name:

“Upscaling the National Response to HIV/AIDS through the Delivery of Services and Information to Populations at Risk and People Living with HIV and AIDS”

Funding Period: November 2008 to September 2010

Funding Goes To Three Main Areas:

  •  Knowledge and Health Information
  • Facilitation and Assistance
  • Peer Support and Counseling

Approaches and Strategies:

  • Conduct home and hospital visits
  • Referrals and facilitations on clients’needs

Biomedical Support
Psychosocial support

  • Collaboration with other Global Fund projectsto avoid double entry of reached clients
  • Peer to peer
  • Promotion of support groups (for involvement)
  • Close coordination with focal person

Target:

  • People Living with HIV
  • Affected Families (AF)
  • Significant Others (SO)

 

 

Funding Agency: Union Aid Abroad-AHEDA (Australian People For Health, Education and Development Abroad)

Recipient/Partner: Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI)

Project Name: “The AbotKamay Drop-in Center”

Funding period: July 2013 to June 2014

Project Objectives:

  • To prevent the spread of STI/HIV/AIDS amongst Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who undertake contract in working abroad and their families;
  • To provide appropriate psychosocial support services, counseling and home–based care services to PLHIV, especially through the Abot–Kamay Drop–in Centre; and,
  • To provide opportunities for PLHIVs and AF to be fully engaged in the program.

Funding Goes To: For Filipino Migrant Workers 

  • Ongoing conduct of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey using the previously enhanced tool especially designed about the myths and misconception on HIV and AIDS.
  • Conduct of Pre and Post test evaluation utilizing the developed HIV/AIDS questionnaires during PDOS for OFWs.
  • HIV/AIDs Education for OFWs in PDOS
  • IEC reproduction and distribution (flyers)
  • Email Communication to Assess BCC Messages retention and practice
  • Validation and Assessment of BCC messages and practices retention and practices through Guided Group Discussions
  • Marketing and promotion of HIV information through PDOS among Agencies and other PDOS providers (expansion of partner agencies)
  • Conduct of forum for OFWs and their families
  • Peer Education Training using the DOH standard training module
  • Identify and forge partnership with diagnostic centers/clinics for OFWs

Through The AbotKamay Drop-in Center

  • Conduct of outreach activities providing psychosocial support services; at home, hospital and through Abotkamay Drop–in Center

For PLHIVs and Affected Families

  • Conduct of learning group sessions (center based) discussing topics beneficial to project beneficiaries and other life skills activities with the objective of empowering the target clients (PLHIVs, AF and SO) and increasing the target clients self–esteem
  • Conduct of support group meetings and fellowship for PLHIV and AF
  • Clients referral for Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) through on line, telephone, and face to face counseling
  • Upgrading of PAFPI website system and maintenance

 Target:

  • Filipino Migrant Workers
  • PLHIVs
  • Affected Families
  • Significant Others