Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA)

Evidence based advocacy on community-based quality monitoring of services for people who inject drugs (PWID) to strengthen community capacity to improve access to quality Harm Reduction and HIV prevention, testing, treatment, care and support services

Title: Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA)

Period: April 2018 to September 2020

Total Budget: USD 449,578

Coverage: Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Nepal

Status: Active

Supported by: The Global Fund through Save the Children International Nepal as principal recipient

Project Summary

Goal
To strengthen community capacity to improve access to quality Harm Reduction and HIV
prevention, testing, treatment, care and support services among key populations in Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Nepal.

Objective
To build evidence for advocacy on improved quality of Harm Reduction, HIV prevention and
care services for people who inject drugs (PWID) in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal and Vietnam

About the Project
The ANPUD – Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA) project is a community-based-
quality monitoring study that focuses on a three-level operational research. It begins with a
systematic documentation and review of availability, accessibility and quality of Harm
Reduction and HIV prevention services against specific government commitments or standards for PWID communities. Secondly, it assesses the quality of services at selected number of Needle and Syringe Exchange Program (NSP) and Oral Substitution Therapy (OST) sites through key informant interviews of service providers, NGOs, community-based organizations and service recipients. Lastly, a community-based survey of PWID will record individual experience while accessing services.

The study allows for a 360 degree, top-down review of PWID access to services from policy to service delivery level. The KPRA study is implemented through community networks of people who use drugs in the four intervention countries. ANPUD, through this approach, aims to strengthen community systems for PWID and link Harm Reduction services to HIV and HCV linkages to treatment and care thereby ensuring improved access to services.

The aim of the KPRA study is to build the capacity of PWID community in evidence-based
advocacy and monitoring of harm reduction and HIV services, to demand quality services from providers and to advocate for an improved enabling environment from the policymakers. The Global Fund supported study will allow the regional and national community networks of people who use drugs to strategize on their role in supporting governments to achieve the UNAIDS Fast-Track commitments to end AIDS by 2030.

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