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Côte d’Ivoire

From 2008 to 2014, to address men’s low participation in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and in voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services for HIV in Côte d’Ivoire, RESPOND built the capacity of the local partners in the Men As Partners® (MAP) approach to engage them in ongoing HIV prevention efforts.

Increasing Male Engagement in HIV Prevention in Côte d’Ivoire (Project Brief No. 25)
Harmful gender norms and inequalities continue to fuel the HIV epidemic in Côte d’Ivoire. Socially constructed expectations about men’s and women’s responsibilities, roles, and attitudes are a root cause of men’s and women’s differential risk of HIV infection. Qualitative research explored reasons for lack of male engagement and perceptions about gender roles. Using EngenderHealth’s Men As Partners® (MAP®) approach, RESPOND worked with health care providers and with religious and community leaders to make health services more male-friendly and increase male engagement in HIV prevention. From 2011 to 2014, RESPOND engaged with seven pilot facilities, training providers and community leaders and providing informational materials to increase male engagement and promote couples testing for HIV. By the end of the project, the percentage of people being tested for HIV at the facilities who were men increased 5% to more than 20%.
Available in English (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Fragile, Threatened, and Still Urgently Needed: Family Planning Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa
Using the latest evidence about trends in modern contraceptive use, fertility, unmet need, urbanization, and poverty in eight key African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia), this commentary discusses the ongoing threats to family planning programs from such factors as HIV and AIDS, inadequacy of the health care workforce, health sector reform, and decreased funding. The article underscores the continuing validity of the health, equity, demographic, and development rationales for increased support to organized family planning programs, many of which are experiencing stagnation or falloff in performance, and also summarizes what service approaches and interventions have been found to be most efficacious in increasing access to such services. Studies in Family Planning, Volume 40, Number 2, June 2009, pages 147-154.
Available online at English

Encouraging Men’s Participation in HIV and AIDS Prevention and HIV Testing Services: Evaluation of the Men As Partners® (MAP) Approach in Côte d’Ivoire (Report No. 10)
Harmful social norms about masculinity and femininity are associated with high-risk sexual behavior. In Côte d’Ivoire, RESPOND provided technical assistance to build the capacity of local and international organizations to use the Men As Partners® (MAP) approach. By stimulating dialogue around gender and encouraging men and women to reject harmful norms and to promote those that protect health, MAP® trainings helped build the capacity of PEPFAR partners to incorporate gender-transformative messages into ongoing prevention efforts and of facilities to engage men in HIV services. This report highlights the findings and recommendations from a midcourse process evaluation conducted in March 2013.
Available in English (PDF, 5.4 MB) and French (PDF, 5.5 MB)

Partners for Health, Partners for Life Public Awareness Campaign Materials (Côte d'Ivoire, July 2012):

Brochure: “Everything men need to know about pregnancy”
Available in French (PDF, 708 KB)

Poster 1: Play your role: accompany your pregnant wife to the hospital
Available in French (JPG, 988 KB)

Poster 2: Her appointment is my appointment: I accompany my pregnant wife to the hospital
Available in French (JPG, 1.4 MB)

Radio Ads: Get HIV tested together with your wife to protect your baby
Available in French (MP3, 544 KB), English (MP3, 1.0 MB), Abey (MP3, 987 KB), Agni (MP3, 772 KB), Attie (MP3, 897 KB), Baoule (MP3, 510 KB), Bete (WMA, 1.1 MB), Gouro (MP3, 697 KB), Guéré (WMA, 1.0 MB), Koulango (WMA, 799 KB), Kroumen (MP3, 995 KB), Malinke (MP3, 802 KB), Senoufo (WMA, 916 KB), and Yacouba (WMA, 1.0 MB)

Fadal Dey: Male Engagement
As part of the RESPOND Project in Côte d'Ivoire, EngenderHealth produced a song and short video to encourage men's participation in HIV services and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The song was produced in collaboration with Ivoirian pop star, Fadal Dey, and local partner REPMASCI (Réseau des Professionnels des Medias des Arts et du Sport engagés dans la lutte contre le sida et les autres pandémies en Côte d'Ivoire).
Available online in French

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