Leveraging community-based HIV services to reach female sex workers with the COVID-19 vaccine in Ruvuma, Tanzania

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, EpiC is now leveraging its existing HIV service provision structures and personnel such as peer educators, peer navigators, community leadership, peer referrals, KP-friendly health care workers (HCWs), and education and outreach systems to optimize access to COVID-19 vaccines among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in five of the project’s regions, including Ruvuma.

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    Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccination for People Living with HIV and Key Populations

    This technical guide is intended to support COVID-19 vaccination programs to ensure adequate COVID-19 vaccine coverage among those most vulnerable to and living with HIV.

    These COVID-19 vaccination strategies are based on and adapted from best practices and promising innovations from decades of experience designing and implementing HIV programs with and for PLHIV and KPs. These recommendations should be implemented alongside mitigation strategies that reduce exposure to and impact of COVID-19 on HIV program beneficiaries and staff and safely maintain HIV services.

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      HIV and COVID-19 Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Repository of Resources

      The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project has curated a collection of SBC materials and tools developed by its local project teams and used across its country programs to support HIV prevention, care, and treatment as well as COVID-19-related programming.

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