GBV Response Through Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Kit Procurement and Distribution IV

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GBV Response Through Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Kit Procurement and Distribution IV

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to face acute and complex humanitarian crises characterized by internal displacement and widespread insecurity. In 2020, protracted conflicts in the eastern part of the country and the COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated the already dire economic situation and further limited household access to basic services. GBV remains a significant problem in DRC, intensified by conflict in the central and eastern provinces. The increase in reported cases of GBV over the past two years is confirmed by routine health data.

Through the GBV Response Through Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit Procurement and Distribution IV project, IMA World Health increases access to PEP Kits, thereby reducing the risk of HIV and STI transmission among survivors of sexual violence. Funded by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the project aims to bring PEP Kit coverage up to 100% in health facilities across 5 provinces affected by humanitarian crises and with high prevalence of gender-based violence. Kits will be provided to an estimated 40,942 eligible patients (survivors who arrive at a health facility within 72 hours of an incident).

 

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