A society where women are self-reliant with enhanced livelihood.
Summary Description of your Organization
Pride of womanhood empowerment initiative is a female sex worker led CBO, currently sub-granted by HAI-N to implement the USAID funded - Integrated MARPs HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (IMHIPP) project aimed at mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS on FSWs and their sexual partners. This is being done by building the capacity of POWEI staff, referral process for management of sexually transmitted infections (STI), provision of HIV Testing Services (HTS), and referral to HAN OSS for provision of ART treatment services and psychosocial services to ensure that FSWs receive a comprehensive package of HIV services. One of the core deliverables of POWEI on the IMHIPP project this FY-18 is increase uptake of HIV testing services for female sex workers, refer positive community members to increase ART Uptake across the HAI-N OSSs, with HTS as the entry point, however this was reverted to the cohort model and was subsequently changed to targeted testing, outreaches and IPCs. POWEI has been sub-granted HAI-N to provide HIV intervention services in 11 LGAs- in Ibesikpo Asutan, Ibiono Ibom, Abak, Essien Udim, Ikono, Obot Akara, Nsit Atai, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium, Mkpat Enin and Oruk Anam LGAs. However, for the quarter, POWEI was asked by HAI to concentrate her intervention and prevention program in Essien Udim, Ibesikpo Asutan and Ikono LGA. POWEI further ensures that FSWs are reached with HIV intervention services through HTS, enrollment into ART services, viral suppression attainment and MPPI as a component of HTS, STI syndromic management and GBV case management.