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The Health Policy Project ended in 2016. Work continued under Health Policy Plus (HP+) until 2022.


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Scaling Up HIV Stigma Reduction In Health Facilities: Outcomes of a Health Policy Project Expert Consultation
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Author(s): Rebecca Mbuya-Brown and Laura Nyblade

Primary Language: English

Date: 9/25/2015


Over the past five years, the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) has worked in collaboration with global and country-level institutions to advance understanding and approaches to measuring and addressing HIV-related stigma. At the global level, HPP led efforts to review, prioritize, adapt, test, and synthesize existing measures and programmatic tools for stigma reduction in health facilities. This resulted in the development of a comprehensive package for “stigma free” health facilities (HPP, 2015). The package was piloted in several Caribbean countries,2 and offers a complete response to S&D in health facilities—from research to action. Its total facility approach targets all health facility staff, from doctors to cleaning staff.

In an effort to facilitate further scale-up and refinement of these successful approaches, HPP convened an expert meeting in Washington, DC on June 3, 2015 to discuss and strategize a way forward to scale up S&D reduction efforts in health facilities. These discussions yielded valuable insights and recommendations, which are presented in this brief.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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