Multinational - Project to support the Regional Initiative for HIV / AIDS / STI Prevention in the States of the Indian Ocean Commission.

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Nov 2004
Signature Date 03 May 2005
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12250
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 6,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project to support the Regional Initiative for HIV / AIDS / STI Prevention in the States of the Indian Ocean Commission responds to the concerns of IOC member countries regarding the reduction of the socio-economic impact STIs and HIV / AIDS on their respective development. The project will contribute to improving the quality of services in the prevention and management of HIV infection, improving the quality of surveillance and control of this disease. Its interventions are articulated around: (i) sensitization of populations (particularly vulnerable groups) in the sub region on HIV infection, STIs and the risks and modes of transmission and means of protection; (ii) the accessibility of the populations of the sub region to the quality preventive and curative services provided by the health and social services; (iii) the establishment of joint surveillance and epidemiological surveillance to monitor the evolution of the HIV / AIDS / STI epidemic in the sub region. The total cost of the project is estimated at UA 7.64 million for a period of four (4) years.

Project Objectives

The sectoral goal is to halt the spread of HIV / AIDS and start reversing the current trend in the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) member states. The specific objective is to prevent the transmission of HIV / AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in and between IOC Member States.


The project will focus on all populations in the sub-region without distinction of any kind, although the focus will be on at-risk groups such as prostitutes, military personnel, sailors, fishermen, prisoners, truck drivers and seasonal workers. Particular attention will be paid to the most vulnerable groups, namely young people and especially women (sex workers and shopkeepers). The project will also make HIV-related information available to the entire population of the sub-region and mobile tourist and worker populations, estimated at more than 1.5 million per year. Leadership and technical capacity-building activities of interstate and national structures, policy harmonization, strategies and monitoring, HIV prevention and response will contribute to strengthening mechanisms for coordination and cooperation between the islands and will benefit to all IOC Member States.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Secrétariat Général de la Commission de l’Océan Indien (COI)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-IBE-001
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name ANDRIANARISATA John Eric Christian

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-20.3 57.58333 Mauritius
-12.23333 44.44553 Comoros
-4.58333 55.66667 Seychelles
-20 47 Madagascar