Key Populations - Strengthening Technical Assistance and Response for Sustainable HIV Prevention and Treatment
The KP-STAR team — IntraHealth Namibia, IntraHealth International, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, and key population-led civil society organisations Rights not Rescue Trust, Rights for All Movements, and Wings to Transcend Namibia Trust — brings together local and international nongovernmental organisations, key population-led civil society organisations, and the private sector to offer decades of collective experience supporting the scale-up of clinical and community-based services for key and vulnerable populations in Namibia.
While Namibia has made tremendous progress in its HIV response, notable imbalances remain in coverage and outcomes for key populations — particularly sex workers, clients of sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender women. KP-STAR supports Namibia to rapidly accelerate the coverage of systematic, data-driven, key population-competent interventions to achieve results under the four activity components:
Increase demand for and access to comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services and interventions for key populations.
Strengthen the capacity and sustainability of civil society and other key stakeholders to advocate for and implement HIV activities for and by key populations.
Strengthen data management and processes for planning, monitoring, and quality assurance of key population programs.
Provide training, mentoring and supportive supervision to help Namibia's health workers deliver high-quality, comprehensive and compassionate health services.