Support is a group of dedicated public health professionals focused on increasing protection for both men and women against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and against unintended pregnancies.
We work in countries around the world, supporting governments, organizations, businesses and other agencies to ensure availability of, access to, promotion and use of male and female condoms.
Support provides technical assistance for a wide range of activities, such as strategic planning of programmes, policy development, programme implementation, development of information, education and communication (IEC) materials and capacity building and training.
Our work is carried out in close collaboration with a wide range of international agencies, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the epidemic. .
How we can help
Support helps to build the capacity and commitment of national and global stakeholders so they can include both male and female condoms in their HIV, STI[Sexually Transmissible (or Transmitted) Infection] Infections spread by the transfer of organisms from person to person during sexual contact. Also called venereal disease (VD) (an older public health term) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). , reproductive health and family planning initiatives.
We assist in the development of an integrated, comprehensive male and female condom programme through:
Support helps develop partnerships with government departments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
We provide technical assistance through these partnerships for sustainable condom programmes, including:
- Needs assessment / situation analysis
- Engendering stakeholder collaboration and networking between agencies
- Strategic planning of programmes and policy, and strategy development
- Supply and logistics management, including product registration
- Developing skills, including training and training system support
- Materials development, information sharing and promotion
- Service delivery support once the programme is up and running
- Data collection, including full integration into government management information systems
- On-going monitoring and evaluation, including revision of programme interventions where necessary
Support team members help to develop advocacy initiatives which strengthen political and financial support for sustainable condom programmes.
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