Meeting with FHI360

FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world.

FHI partners with governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver innovative programs that change behaviors, increase access to services and improve lives.

Our executive director Souad al Challah met with Kate from FHI360, who is responsible for the linkage project, implemented with USAID and PEPFAR. The program is related to linkages across the continuum of HIV services for key populations. Their team has already developed a toolkit for that, but they’ve decided to update the toolkit to fit the targeted key population in the MENA region. For this reason they’ve met with different NGOs in the region involved in sexual health, including LebMASH. Our meeting involved conversations related to the security and legal challenges that we face as an organization that operates to better the lives of LGBT individuals, and our action plans towards emergencies. The team was also very impressed by our mental health training and asked if it can be uploaded online so they can link it to their international website. All in all, it was a successful meeting and a great networking opportunity!