The Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project (CB-HIPP) is designed to extend quality integrated health services in selected strategic border areas and other transport corridor sites in East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA region). The programme aims to address the need and gap for alternative health financing in order to increase uptake and sustainability of HIV and other health services within an enabling policy environment in the ECSA region. The programme runs from September 2014 – September 2019 and has an important learning component to enable sharing of lessons.
Population of target
The program core target population includes female sex workers, men having sex with men, people who inject drugs, transport (truck drivers and their assistants) and other mobile workers (miners, border agency staff, fisher folk), people living with HIV, and vulnerable community members, including young women and girls.
Migrant and mobile populations play an important role in regional integration and development, yet they are exposed to numerous health risks and vulnerabilities due to lifestyle factors as well as poor health services. Health services in cross border areas are often weak, inaccessible or unaffordable. Services in cross-border zones are also poorly coordinated leading to duplication of effort and poor targeting of resources. The policy environment often inhibit access to affordable services for key and other vulnerable populations, including mobile populations. Finally, there are noted difficulties in sustaining service delivery. CB-HIPP is designed to responds to these challenges
Our focus on CB-HIPP is on Goal or Result Area (RA) #3 which aims at galvanising political commitment, general leadership, policy and resource allocation, and adoption of best practices to improve health service delivery along transport corridors in the East Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) region. To ensure the delivery of Result Area 3, AFIDEP’s overall approach involves: