Chasing Mobile Men with Money in the Private Sector (Cote d’Ivoire)
The Private Sector Health Project (PSHP) in Cote d’Ivoire is a five-year USAID-funded project working to expand access to and provision of high quality HIV services in the private sector through clinical HIV service delivery. PSHP has been able to test and treat mobile men with money (males above the age of 25), a key population that few public HIV service providers currently reach.
To date in FY18, PSHP has achieved a yield (number of cases detected) of 9% for men compared to the national average of 1%. Importantly, PSHP is able retain more men on antiretroviral therapy. Strategies used to reach this target group include awareness-raising activities in clinic waiting rooms and a clinical tool for rapid screening to reduce waiting time.