Papua New Guinea: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in Rural Development Enclaves (ADF Grant)

Sovereign Project | 39033-022 Status: Approved


ADB is supporting Papua New Guinea in HIV/AIDS prevention in rural areas. The project will focus on communities that are centered on mines, plantations, and other private sector operations. It will help the government initiate partnerships with the private sector operators in these areas to improve health care services. It will also strengthen national HIV/AIDS monitoring and community outreach.

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Project Name HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in Rural Development Enclaves (ADF Grant)
Project Number 39033-022
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0042-PNG: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in Rural Development Enclaves (ADF Grant)
Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Australian Grant US$ 3.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Disease control of communicable disease - Health sector development and reform - Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements

The main objective is to assist GoPNG in their fight against HIV/AIDS. Specifically, to support the government to take the fight agains HIV/AIDS to the rural populations peripheral to development enclave sites. Enclave-based health services will be extended to surrounding populations. Sustainable behavior change programs will be developed and implemented. A national surveillance system will be implemented as well.

The Project proposes to help strengthen government leadership and the implementation of strategies to contain the spread of HIV among rural populations. The Project has four basic components.

Component 1 entails support for a government leadership role to establish public-private partnerships with rural development enclaves focused on improving and extending health services to the surrounding communities. Health services will include voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), treatment and care (for sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS) as well as the full range of primary health care services. Component 1 will also support the rehabilitation of rural health infrastructure, medical staff training, and leadership development for HIV/AIDS advocacy.

Component 2 will develop local civil society organizations' competency to work with affected communities to address issues related to the epidemic, leading to sustainable behavior change programs. The Project will also support nationwide social marketing of condoms, which will be specifically structured to the characteristics of each region.

Component 3 involves strengthening and expanding the sentinel surveillance system covering high- and low-risk populations and settings. The surveillance system will produce regular updates and ensure broad dissemination of information. In addition to the sero-surveillance, the system will also include behavioral change surveillance.

Component 4 entails project management, including project planning, coordination with partners, monitoring, and evaluation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is consistent with the Government's Medium-Term Development Strategy 2005-2010 (MTDS) and the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS 2004-2008, and is informed by the Government's ongoing work on the Human Development Strategy. It is also supported by ADB's Papua New Guinea (PNG) country strategy program and update and ADB's commitment to poverty reduction and achieving the millennium development goals, Asian Development Fund (ADF) grant financing is necessary to facilitate the Project's focus on developing public-private partnerships and on strengthening government leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS at all levels and within all agencies.
Impact To contribute to the control of the spred of HIV infection by 2015 stabilize by 2020
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome (1) Strengthened government of PNG in responding to the HIV epidemic and (2) Community behavior change away from high numbers of concurrent partners and toward increased use of condoms
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Functioning public-private sector partnerships in rural development enclaves improving and extending health services

National social marketing of condoms or promoting health sexual behavior and behavior change programs established in partnership enclaves.

Strengthened and expanded national sentinel surveillance system for HIV.

Project management established within NDOH.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All project outputs are completed and delivered on time.
Geographical Location Rural Enclaves of PNG
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with various stakeholders undertaken, i.e. WHO, UNAIDS, National Department of Health (NDOH), National Aids Council, AusAID, NZAID, National Research Institute, and Department of Planning and Monitoring.
During Project Implementation Consultations with various stakeholders continued with WHO, UNAIDS, National Department of Health (NDOH), National Aids Council, AusAID, NZAID, National Research Institute, and Department of Planning and Monitoring.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants recruited.
Procurement All procurement completed.
Responsible ADB Officer Ninebeth Carandang
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Health
Elva Lionel
ADB Projects Office, P.O. Box 807,
Waigani, NCD,
Papua New Guinea
Concept Clearance 15 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 28 Aug 2005 to 07 Sep 2005
MRM 28 Sep 2005
Approval 25 Apr 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 25 Feb 2015

Grant 0042-PNG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Apr 2006 05 Jun 2006 31 Aug 2006 31 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 18.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 25 Apr 2006 14.06 NaN 94%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.50 25 Apr 2006 14.00 NaN 93%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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  • 16 Nov 2010 | Article

    Participating in HIV and AIDS Prevention

    Innovative partnerships to combat the spread of HIV infection in Papua New Guinea are tackling a lack of provincial capacity as well as risky behaviors and gender inequality. Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea - Missionary nun Rose Bernard runs the Shalom Center, an HIV testing and counseling center in Banz, a market town in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG).