Through the support of AIDS Foundation South Africa, DHAOL is currently working on the program for Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) with particular focus on persons with disabilities. We have conducted multiple trainings for organizations for and working with persons with disabilities,
Police officers, Local authorities and held Knowledge Sharing Workshop on SRHR and Disability for Law and policy makers in Lesotho and development partners. The aim of this program is to ensure equal access to HIV services for persons with disability.
DHAOL implemented Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Initiation Project targeting at high risk populations with a particular focus on Adolescent's Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and female sex workers. This project was aimed at mobilizing and capacitating the target group mentioned above,
PrEP and it was funded by USAID through JHPIEGO. We had 22 Peer Educators working in this Project on the daily basis at Berea District.
DHAOL is implementing the Her Voice Fund project as the Country Lead in Lesotho. Amongst the work that we do is to Coordinate the promotion and profiling of the HER Voice Fund in country as well as Coordinating the advocacy efforts at country level as well as Connecting the HER Voice Fund
grantees with network of AGYW organizations to promote the fund and its activities. We are coordinating 6 organizations which are grantees under the Her Voice fund in Lesotho and these organizations are Bacha re Bacha Youth Forum (BRB), Lesotho National Council of Women (LNCW), Rainbow Alliance Network Lesotho (RAL), SHE-Hive Association, Mosepele Foundation Development Forum (MFDF), and Itumeleng Women Empowerment (IWE).
DHAOL is currently implementing the HIV service delivery project targeting persons with disability in maseru. The project is funded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and it is aimed to increase access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for persons with disabilities in Lesotho.
The program supports the provision of integrated HIV, TB, SRH as well as human rights and gender-based violence services to Persons with Disabilities in Lesotho leveraging support provided by other development partners. The core package of HIV prevention programs offered include mobilization through peers,
creating enabling environment, HIV prevention information, both males and females' condoms and lubricant distribution, STI syndromic management and linkages to HTS, PrEP and ART targeting persons with disabilities in the project area.
DHAOL is implementing the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) Project-Key Population Investment fund(KPIF) at Leribe, Berea and Maseru districts. This grant is to support the Government of Lesotho to implement activity-based sensitization and advocacy aimed
to address the structural barriers that KP face when accessing HIV prevention, care and treatment services with particular focus to GBV prevention. The interventions are ultimately aimed to promote an enabling environment for HIV service provision for KPs to contribute to their improved health outcomes and full realization of their human rights.
We also implemented under EpiC-Country Operational Plan in Maseru district Funded by PEPFAR/USAID through FHI360 and PACT Lesotho. The objective of this grant for DHAOL to implement activities and interventions to support.......
...HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for MSM and TGs residing or working in Maseru district as well as to Increase the demand, uptake, and continuity of high-risk HIV negative KP on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). We are doing HIV Testing, Condoms and lubricants distribution, TB and GBV Screening, as well as VMMC, PrEP and ART referrals. We have 18 per staff which includes Lay Councilors, Peer educators and Peer Navigators. We have the drop-in Center in Maseru CBD and we are using tent-based approach o field level.