Delivery of Primary Health Care and Preventive Services for Men Having Sex with Men (MSM) including Hijaras within the Municipal Limits of Metropolitan City of Lahore
Client: World Bank/Punjab AIDS Control Program
Contech International, in collaboration with National Health Education Research & Resource Institute and Savoir-Faire NGOs, provided primary health care services, advocacy, and behavior change communication strategies for the prevention of HIV/AIDS among MSM in Lahore. They established centers for counseling, trained MSM, developed advocacy and communication materials, conducted group discussions and meetings with health care providers, distributed condoms and lubricants, provided free HIV testing and treatment for STIs patients. They registered 4,500 MSM and advocated for preventive services for HIV/AIDS. Serious cases were referred to hospitals for treatment. The project lasted for 5 years.