The Frontiers and Vulnerabilities to HIV in West Africa(FEVE)programme is a regional programme operating in 9 of the 16 countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). These countries account for a quarter of the West African population, which corresponds to 108 million inhabitants, and share borders with each other where there is a high degree of mobility and concentration of populations. This situation often makes the continuum of care for populations living with HIV difficult and increases HIV vulnerability, especially among groups most at risk of exposure to HIV.
In response to this context, the FEVE project, funded by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has developed a cross-border approach that has contributed significantly to improving progress in the response to HIV in Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Niger and Côte d'Ivoire.
In order to build on these achievements and to respond to the new challenges arising from the changing context and needs of the beneficiaries, a programme called FEVE IMPULSE has been set up.
It is coordinated by the international NGO ENDA Santé with technical support from the Luxembourg organisation Stop Aids Now/Action de coopération pour l'environnement et la santé (SAN/ACCESS)
- Strengthen the capacity of the FEVE network of NGOs and ensure the quality of interventions according to regional standards;
- To enable access to testing and reduce the vulnerability to HIV of most-at-risk populations on the one hand, and to improve access to care and quality of care on the other.