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Our Strategic Plan 2015-2018

The HIV Foundation Asia Innovation at the cutting edge of HIV service delivery for key populations in Asia


Our Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Photographs on pages 5, 6, and 7 by Christine McNab www.christinemcnab.com Thank you to acon for permission to adapt their business planning templates www.acon.org.au Thank you to Sam Avrett of The Fremont Centre for reviewing our corporate series. Our particular thanks to Lou McCallum, Dave Burrows and the team at APMGlobal Health for their ongoing guidance and support www.apmglobalhealth.com.

The HIV Foundation Asia 149/19-21 Surawongse Road, Bangrak Bangkok 10500 Thailand PO BOX 1028 Silom Bangkok 10500 Thailand Telephone: +66 2 6340541 Facsimile: +66 2 6340545 Email: contact@hivfoundation.com Website: www.hivfoundation.com

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Welcome Thank you for your interest in The HIV Foundation Asia. My name is Nikorn and I am the foundation’s Executive Director. The HIV Foundation Asia is an independent, non-profit organization intensely focused on the development of service innovations and the delivery of services in Asian capitals and major Asian cities. As well as serving the slums and poorer suburbs of selected Asian cities, we engage in cutting-edge research and facilitate capacity development designed to contribute to an AIDS-free future for Asia. We were registered in Thailand in January 2012 as The HIV Foundation Thailand. Our head office is in Bangkok and we have a locally constituted Board of Directors. Our Strategic Plan 2015-2018 introduces The HIV Foundation Asia. In it we describe our mission and vision and the populations we will serve in the four years from 2015-2018. Successfully meeting the goals outlined in this plan is dependent upon the availability of funding. Hence, we will evaluate our financial capacity to meet our goals at the mid-term point at the end of 2016. We will also at the end of every year evaluate our plan, process and results in order that we best serve the neediest people. This plan should be read with the companion document Our Action Areas 2015-2018 which outlines goals and key performance indicators for our work over this period. The plan was developed through research and discussion with our Board of Directors, our staff, and our clients and key partners in the region. I express my deep gratitude to all of you for your contribution which has been essential to our success so far and which will be essential to our success in the future. This plan should be read with the following companion documents:   

Our Action Areas 2015-2018 Our Capacity Statement Creating Shared Value – an invitation to the corporate sector

Thank you once again for your interest in our organization.

Nikorn Chimkong Executive Director

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Table of Contents Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..... 2 About Us…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………4 Our Mission…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4 Our Vision………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………4 Who we serve………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4 Why we serve them……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5 How we serve them……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Where we serve them……………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Our Strategic Priorities 2015-2018………………………………………………………………………………………...6 1.

Continuous innovation in HIV-positive prevention services………………………………..6

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Contribute new knowledge and expertise to the HIV sector in Asia…………………...7

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Create shared value through corporate partnerships in HIV……………………………...7

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Develop and sustain our regional alliance……………………………………………………….…8

Strategic Action Areas to 2018………………………………………………………………………………………….….9 ACTION AREA 1: INCREASE MEANINGFUL KNOWLEDGE OF HIV STATUS……………………………...9 ACTION AREA 2: LINK TO CARE………………………………………………………………………………………….…9 ACTION AREA 3: MAINTAIN UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD IN PEOPLE WITH HIV……………….….9 ACTION AREA 4: SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH RELATED DISEASES……………………………………………...9 ACTION AREA 5: ENCOURAGE LIFELONG HEALTH SEEKING……………………………………………….…9 ACTION AREA 6: BUILD SECTOR CAPACITY…………………………………………………………………….…….9 Evaluating Our Strategic Plan 2015-2018……………………………………………………………………….……9 Talk to us………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……….10

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About Us The HIV Foundation Asia is a regional technical hub that designs and distributes new knowledge and new service methods that can interrupt HIV transmission, illness and death. We publish what we do in an open-source online environment so governments and service organizations can freely use what we learn. We are technically supported by the health development organization APMGlobal Health. The HIV Foundation Asia makes a real difference in people’s lives. During the period of this plan we will continue to establish a network of independent, nationally constituted HIV Foundations to deliver services in urban settings in Asia. These foundations will cooperate together in a regional alliance to deliver service innovations ‘on the ground’ that have been developed by The HIV Foundation Asia. The HIV Foundation teams are made up of people from Asia and the globe that work side-by-side in multiple languages to promote health. Our foundations emerge from communities bearing the brunt of HIV.

Our Mission To connect people affected by HIV and related diseases to services that can save their lives.

Our Vision We work for an AIDS-free future in which people no longer get sick from HIV or related diseases and where all people, no matter who they are, can gain equal access to health services and participate fully in community life.

Who we serve The people we serve include:  All people living with HIV.  Families, women and children affected by HIV.  Migrants, displaced and stateless people.  Key populations for HIV that bear the brunt of the epidemic in Asia.

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Why we serve them There is no time to lose. In Asia, ongoing and emerging HIV epidemics among key populations show no sign of abating. At the same time, key populations for HIV are the least likely to come forward for health services. These groups fear and regularly experience prejudice and judgmental recrimination that stop them accessing or returning to health and welfare services that can save their lives. Poverty is also a significant barrier to health seeking within such communities. HIV-related human rights violations remain a serious barrier to health access in Asia. Gaps between health and community services are a reason why people diagnosed with HIV disappear from health service systems, only to return when they are dangerously ill and disabled with HIV. In some cases, it’s simply not possible to then keep them alive.

How we serve them The HIV Foundation Asia designs service innovations that close gaps in urban health systems and focuses on minimizing stigma and discrimination in local places where people live so that they can get what they need to live long and healthy lives with HIV and related diseases. In the absence of a cure for HIV, we believe that our approach can contribute to interrupting HIV transmission and to minimizing the harms caused by HIV and related diseases.

Where we serve them Global estimates show that as many as 50 percent of people living with HIV reside in cities. In Asia, low national prevalence masks high HIV prevalence in cities and in particular key populations in urban settings who are at higher risk for HIV. Urbanization trends in Asia are unique - more than half the world’s mega-cities are located in Asia. Asia is heading to have the world’s largest number of hyper-cities – cities with populations exceeding 20 million. Rural-tourban migration in Asia is, in reality, migration from rural settings in to urban slums where poverty, crime, lack of hygiene and sanitation and overcrowding pose health risks. For this reason, The HIV Foundation Asia prioritizes delivering services in cities, with a particular focus on slums and poorer neighborhoods and in hospitals and clinics frequented by the urban poor.

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Our Strategic Priorities 2015-2018 From 2015 to 2018 The HIV Foundation Asia will focus upon four strategic priorities to contribute to creating an AIDS free future in Asia. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Continuous innovation in HIV-positive prevention services. Contribute new knowledge and expertise to the HIV sector in Asia. Create shared value through corporate partnerships in HIV. Develop and sustain a regional HIV foundation alliance.

1. Continuous innovation in HIV-positive prevention services The HIV Foundations are different. Most HIV prevention services focus on preventing people acquiring HIV in the first place. They often assume the people they reach are HIV negative. People newly diagnosed with HIV in those services are likely to be lost-to-follow-up. We employ traditional outreach techniques that have previously been used to keep HIV negative people HIV free. We seek out undiagnosed people who have HIV but don’t yet know it. Through outreach we identify ‘high HIV incidence networks’ in urban settings where HIV is being transmitted at a rapid rate. We assume the people we are reaching are already HIV positive. We test people for HIV in these networks and support those diagnosed with HIV to live long and healthy lives. In epidemics where large numbers from key populations are living with HIV (but don’t yet know it), assuming that we are talking to people with HIV is essential to interrupting HIV transmission, illness and death. But there are few HIV prevention services that focus on finding and supporting undiagnosed people with HIV in Asia. ‘In-reach’ is a mix of outreach/case management provided in government clinics and hospitals to the urban poor. We deliver in-reach to find and support people with HIV and related diseases in these systems who need added support to get the services they need. Our in-reach is particularly sensitive to supporting the sexual health, reproductive and fertility choices of women and girls living with HIV. Our in-reach is also sensitive to the sexual and gender issues faced by same-sex attracted men and transgender people living with HIV. Our in-reach/case management emphasizes support to people co-infected with tuberculosis and/or living with hepatitis B and C.

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2. Contribute new knowledge and expertise to the HIV sector in Asia The HIV Foundation Asia develops cutting-edge research and designs innovative service models. We partner with international, regional and national organizations to create shared value. Together, we generate new ideas, new partnerships and new knowledge that can contribute to achieving an AIDS free future. We partner with research institutions, governments, and forprofit and not-for-profit organizations. We develop sector capacity by publishing technical briefs, delivering education and training and publishing ‘how to’ guides in multiple Asian languages. By engaging in this work we aim to help governments, service organizations and our own regional foundation alliance to deliver HIV programming of the highest possible quality. A unique aspect of our foundation is that we both technically design and deliver services. We apply new ideas to services that we then deliver in the streets, the slums, in homes, workplaces and in hospitals of cities to improve people’s lives. We pay for lifesaving treatment for people with HIV, including migrants, stateless people and refugees. We cross borders to get people health care. During this plan we will partner with multiple organizations to produce new knowledge and expertise for HIV and related diseases sectors in Asia.

3. Create shared value through corporate partnerships in HIV The HIV Foundation Asia develops partnerships with corporations to extend our reach in to workplaces. We design projects and services that make it easy for corporate partners to join us. We tailor our programs to assist the corporate sector to meet corporate social responsibility goals. During this plan we will experiment with staff exchange programs that help corporate staff develop leadership skills through initiatives that enhance emotional intelligence, empathy skills and generosity. These are important skills for the corporate leaders of tomorrow. A key priority is to support organizations to meet the HIV and related diseases needs of their workforces. We’ll develop CSR health strategies and health-related human resource polices as part of our goal to create shared value with the corporate sector. We design systems to promote the positive results achieved by our corporate partners while also working with them to improve the health and wellbeing of people affected by HIV in Asia.

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4. Develop and sustain our regional alliance

HIV Foundation Asia

During the life of this plan we will develop and sustain a regional alliance of HIV Foundations in Asia. The HIV Foundation Asia aims to replicate our unique service model of HIV positive prevention to at least one other city in Southeast Asia. Because of new and emerging epidemics in urban settings across Asia there is no time to lose. In 2012 we began delivering services from Bangkok. In 2015 we will have established services in Yangon. Should funding be available, we will extend beyond these cities to more cities in Asia. We aim to create independently capable, local organizations with their own Boards of Directors that can deliver high quality services to key populations in urban settings. The spirit of this cooperation is of national foundations in control of our network and working in partnership with The HIV Foundation Asia.

HIV Foundation Thailand HIV Foundation Myanmar

HIV Foundation in other countries

The HIV Foundation Asia acts as a technical support and management hub for national foundations we nurture in our regional alliance. We support the financial and administrative management of national foundations so they can operate in a way which is both professional and accountable to donors. We seek out funding options and support national foundations to comply with and to acquit their grants. We will support local HIV Foundations by extending this network further and by delivering technical and management guidance to improve city-based services.

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Strategic Action Areas to 2018 The HIV Foundation Asia will contribute to creating an AIDS free future by meeting our strategic priorities through six key action areas. These action areas will contribute to an environment where key populations for HIV can engage easily with health services that keep them alive. Read more about our action areas and how we will measure success in the companion document Our Action Areas 2015-2018.

ACTION AREA 1: INCREASE MEANINGFUL KNOWLEDGE OF HIV STATUS We will reduce undiagnosed HIV in selected cities in Asia by designing and delivering service innovations that target high HIV incidence networks in urban settings and reducing the numbers of people diagnosed with HIV with serious HIV-related illness.

ACTION AREA 2: LINK TO CARE We will link people to care by designing and delivering innovations that bridge gaps between primary testing sites and tertiary hospitals and improving case management service models for key populations.

ACTION AREA 3: MAINTAIN UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD IN PEOPLE WITH HIV We will support people with HIV to initiate HIV treatment and maintain undetectable viral load by innovating though online service provision and face-to-face service delivery.

ACTION AREA 4: SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH RELATED DISEASES We will support people co-infected with HIV and related diseases through innovations in online services, face-to-face services and through new organizational partnerships.

ACTION AREA 5: ENCOURAGE LIFELONG HEALTH SEEKING We will create urban social spaces that are more accepting of people affected by HIV and related diseases by engaging in street-based and online awareness raising and advocating for health system improvements in multiple Asian languages.

ACTION AREA 6: BUILD SECTOR CAPACITY We will build the capacity of the HIV sector in the region by partnering with international, regional and national organizations to deliver research, develop policy and design service innovations. We will publish case studies, manuals and how-to guides in multiple languages in an open source environment that delivers these guides to other organizations for free.

Evaluating Our Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Our Strategic Plan 2015-2018 has introduced The HIV Foundation Asia, our mission and vision and the strategic priorities we aim to deliver in Asia by 2018. This plan should be read with the companion document Our Action Areas 2015-2018. In that companion document we outline our targets for the six action areas outlined above. We detail Key Performance Indicators against each action area. We describe how and when we will evaluate our success and how we will use those evaluations to improve the quality of our performance over time.

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Talk to us We can achieve the vision outlined in this strategic plan but only through the generosity of individuals like yourself and organizations that come forward to support us. We seek partners who share our vision and are willing to form an alliance to finance and resource it. Please talk to us about funding our services so we can further develop this lifesaving work. For English, please speak to: Scott Berry, Regional Advisor The HIV Foundation Asia 149/19-21 Surawongse Road, Bangrak Bangkok. 10500. Thailand. PO BOX 1028 Silom Bangkok. 10504 Thailand. Telephone: +66 2 6340541 | Facsimile: +66 2 6340545 Email: scott@hivfoundation.com Website: www.hivfoundation.com

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The HIV Foundation Asia 149/19-21 Surawongse Road, Bangrak Bangkok. 10500. Thailand. PO BOX 1028 Silom Bangkok. 10504 Thailand. Telephone: +66 2 6340541 | Facsimile: +66 2 6340545 Email: contact@hivfoundation.com Website: www.hivfoundation.com

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