Mpore (Be well)
The main objective of the Mpore Activity is to improve and sustain the integration of GBV prevention and response with HIV, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH), and Family Planning (FP) services and to strengthen health systems with community and facility linkages to care and treatment. The Activity will build on current activities by prioritizing reach to children, adolescents, and young adults in alignment with the most recent Burundi Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2016-2017, stakeholder consultations, and President’s Emergency Funds for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) guidance, as well as aim towards sustained impact. The Mpore Activity will reinforce the interventions occurring under the GBV Bridge activity and will add new interventions to integrate GBV with FP and MNCH services at health facilities. This will strengthen the capacity of USAID FP and MNCH implementing partners programming on GBV prevention and survivors' protection and build the capacity of new Government partners in addition to Ministry of Health (Ministry of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender, the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of the Interior), to improve GBV prevention and response services for survivors. The Activity will address GBV prevention, case identification, and response as part of integrated service delivery in health facilities and technical assistance for sustained impact. The Activity will continue to implement GBV prevention interventions through work with community members/leaders (females, males, community and religious leaders, Community Health Workers, and Civil Society Organizations, and others) trained on gender norms and GBV. In addition to GBV prevention, the Mpore Activity will improve psychological support for GBV survivors and will reinforce the integration of GBV case identification and response through enhanced community-facility linkages along with strengthened capacity of health facilities to reach as many victims of violence as possible.