Client(s):
UNFPA

Development of an Excel-based database to record and report on outreach and service-referral activity by NGOs and other groups worrking with the populations most affected by HIV in Papua New Guinea.

Value:
$15 000
Status:
Active
Location:

Unique Identifier Code activity database for DFAT-funded HIV outreach projects in PNG

Development of an Excel-based database to record and report on outreach and service-referral activity by NGOs and other groups worrking with the populations most affected by HIV in Papua New Guinea.

These DFAT funded project have been using the Tingim Laip model to mobilise peers to work among key populations - mostly sex workers, other women trading sex, their clients and regular sexual partners, men who have sex with men and transgender people.

Clients of these services have been allocated a Unique Identifier Code (UIC) that they use across the services they access. The Code is generated by a set of questions that the client can easily (and consistently) answer. That way, their privacy is maintained - which is particularly important for these populations that experience high levels of stigma and discrimination.

PNG is in the process of developing a national UIC that will be used across all projects and services. This suits the PNG environment, in which people are highly mobile, and will give the government, donors and other health service planners and managers useful information on patterns of service use.