UNDP's HIV/AIDS projects in Sudan reach out to the general public through awareness raising campaignsUNDP's HIV/AIDS projects in Sudan reach out to the general public through awareness raising campaigns. (Photo: UNDP Sudan)

The UNDP HIV/AIDS programme in Sudan leads an integrated strategy to promote HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care amongst the Sudanese public. This work is undertaken in close collaboration with the Sudan National HIV/AIDS Programme (SNAP), the technical department of the government responsible for HIV/AIDS national level policy, planning, and coordination, in addition to national and international organizations working in the field of HIV/AIDS. As the Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) grants, UNDP assists the Government of Sudan in combating AIDS, TB and malaria by mobilizing a variety of partners and civil society at all levels to ensure a coordinated and effective response to these three diseases. The dedicated UNDP programme is currently managing five grants with a total budget of over $300 million, covering 2005-2014

To help the country join the global fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, UNDP’s role is two-fold: it manages all funds allocated by the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in Sudan as well as implementing interventions that address these diseases as they affect development, governance, the protection of human rights and gender equality.

Since 2005, the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) in Sudan nominated UNDP as the Principal Recipient (PR) for the implementation of the GFATM supported grants. As the PR for 8 grants (2005-2016) amounting to more than USD 400 million, UNDP is managing the largest fund portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa Region. UNDP‘s management role consists of implementing grants, ensuring financial accountability, and training of a variety of national and international counterparts on programme management and financial accountability. The established GFATM Programme Management Unit, which falls within UNDP’s MDG and Poverty Reduction Unit, is responsible for the programmatic and financial management of the grants, the procurement of HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB-related commodities and capacity development of the national partners: Sudan National AIDS Programme (SNAP), National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), National TB Programme (NTP), Directorate General of International Health and Planning (DGIHP) and national NGOs. To ensure the proper management and execution of grants, the Global Fund Programme Management Unit is organized into eight sections- four managing the specific grants, a Monitoring and Evaluation, Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain Management sections.

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