|Introduction : |
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) acts as Principal Recipient of the Global Fund grant in Angola (2021-2024). The grant allows funding a priority action stated in the country’s Sixth National HIV Strategic Plan (PEN VII) about the implementation of studies that will allow the estimation of HIV, viral hepatitis and other STIs prevalence in key populations. Key populations in Angola are defined as sex workers (male and female), men who have sex with men and transgender women.
The PLACE study, carried out in 2016 in five provinces in Angola, informed that key populations are more exposed to HIV in comparison to the general population. For example, the HIV prevalence among female sex workers was estimated at 8% whereas the prevalence in the general population was estimated at 2% (IIMS 2016).
Seven years since the PLACE study, it is urgent to assess the impact of such interventions to ensure that Angola is providing the right services to the right people. In addition to this, new risk factors for HIV infection may have emerged, and existing risk factors may have changed. An Integrated Biological and Behavioural Survey (IBBS) will allow us to track these changes and to ensure that our prevention interventions are effective.
SCOPE OF TENDER.
The aim of the IBBS survey is to further the knowledge of the HIV epidemic among KPs to better inform the response towards female sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender women.
Through this IBBS survey, the following specific objectives will be pursued:
- - To estimate the size of the key populations in Benguela, Bié and Cuanza Sul;
- - To estimate the prevalence of STIs, including HIV among KPs;
- - To measure KPs behavioural determinants in relation to HIV infection;
- - To assess the availability of HIV prevention, care and treatment services for KPs and their access to such services;
- - To develop national capacity to conduct population size estimates and IBBS surveys.
The overall objective of the Technical Assistance (TA) being sourced by UNDP is to enable the initiation and completion of the IBBS survey by providing additional expertise and experience to the country.
For this survey, the following outputs are due to be delivered:
- · The IBBS Schedule including milestones, key activities and Budget
- · The IBBS Protocol
- · The IBBS Questionnaire and other related tools
- · The training modules for the Survey teams
- · The IBBS Final Report and the consolidated dataset
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