Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Services: Technical Assistance, Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Strategic Planning, Training, Capacity Development
Technical Expertise: HIV, Infectious Diseases
The HIV epidemic is rapidly spreading in the five countries of Central Asia, fueled by increasing numbers of injecting drug users (IDUs) and high rates of concurrent sexually transmitted infections (STI), and exacerbated by TB epidemics, including multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB. Through the five-year CAPACITY Project, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) sought to build Central Asian technical capacity to launch large-scale and urgent responses to HIV and AIDS, and to develop indigenous institutions and networks that can develop and manage the comprehensive HIV control programs.
Reflecting USAID's commitment to supporting sustainable and appropriate multi-sectoral responses to HIV and AIDS, CAPACITY worked closely with CCMs, Republican AIDS Centers, Sanitary and Epidemiological Services, NGOs, implementing partners, and donors. The CAPACITY Project expanded successes while demonstrating best practices by introducing new interventions and responses. The Project increased the capacity of local and other USAID partners to better respond to the significant increase in resources available through the Global Fund, the World Bank, DFID, and other donors. JSI was the prime contractor for the project, along with partners Population Services International (PSI), International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Abt Associates, Boston University, and others.
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