SADC has released the Guidelines for Submitting Proposals to the SADC HIV and AIDS Special fund for the second round. The Steering Committee approved the revised guidelines for submitting proposals and the road map for the implementation of the Round II of SADC HIV and AIDS Fund 4th Meeting of the Steering Committee of SADC HIV and AIDS Fund held on March 11 -12, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The objectives of the meeting were to assess the progress made in the implementation of the funds, review the report of year one of the implementation of the fund and define the modalities for the second round of the implementation.
The meeting also approved the Interim Report of the Implementation of the HIV and AIDS Fund produced by the Secretariat. Although the implementation of the first round of the SADC HIV Fund is not yet completed, preliminary results indicate that the implementation of the projects funded would contribute to an effective, evidence-based and coordinated response to HIV prevention needs of men, youth, children and other populations at particular risk of HIV infection in the region.