Consortium for the Advancement of Right for Key Affected Populations
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Vision of the organization
Envisage a Sierra Leone where Key Affected Population access quality health service in an enabling environment
Summary Description of your Organization
Key Affected Populations (KAPs) form an integral part within the strategic frame work of the National Health Recovery Plan of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the New Funding Model of Global Fund to fight HIV, TB and Malaria. Key Affected Populations (KAPs) are people or communities who are mostly vulnerable to and affected by conditions such as Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV and most often are marginalized and have the greatest difficulty in achieving their rights to health. Currently, Key Affected Populations (KAPs) have been partially integrated in most of Global Fund processes and the National Health Strategic Plan and programmes.
The Government of Sierra Leone and development partners recognize the participation of affected people and their communities as a key process to expand the reach and coverage to those Populations, who are mostly marginalized, criminalized by law, stigmatized and are engaged in high risk behaviors. These factors render less likely to achieve good health outcomes.
The consortium was formed as a result of series of financial, capacity building, human rights barriers, gender inequality and community needs in improving access to health services to achieve good health outcome for all. The consortium recognizes the need for a broader advocacy umbrella group to improve and make collective and sustainable changes to Human Right laws, policies and protocols to increase access to health.
This will include but not limited to monitoring of drugs, commodities, introduction to collective processes of raising awareness on a sustainable plan for a National Domestic Health Financing program, Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) services and implementation of programs to improve capacities for other social services for Key Affected Populations (KAPs) and their communities.
STRATEGIC PILLARS FOR CARKAP COMMUNITY SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING INTERVENTION
All programs will be anchored on four strategic intervention Pillars:
1. Advocacy for social accountability: Service providers, national programs, policy makers, local and national leaders are held accountable by community sector organizations for the effective delivery of services, activities and other interventions, as well as the protection and promotion of human rights and gender equality.
2. Social mobilization, building community linkages, communication collaboration and coordination.
Communities and affected populations engage in social mobilization activities to improve their health and their own environment. Community action, establishment of community organizations and creation of networking and effective linkages with other actors and undertake broader movements such as human rights, girls and women’s movements for gender equality.
3. Institutional capacity building, planning and leadership development in community service delivery.
Capacity building for community sector groups, organizations and networks in a range of areas necessary for them to fulfill their roles in service provision, social mobilization, monitoring and advocacy.
4. Community-based monitoring for accountability:
Community-based organizations establish and implement mechanisms for ongoing monitoring of health policies and performance and quality of all services, activities, interventions and other factors that are relevant to the disease, including prevention, care and support services, financing of programs, and of issues and challenges in the environment, (such as discrimination and gender-based inequalities), that constitute barriers to an effective response to the disease and to an enabling environment.