National Campaign Plan: Multiple Concurrent Partnerships
The practice of having two or more sexual partners over the same period of time – multiple concurrent partnerships, or MCP – is recognised as a key driver of HIV transmission in Botswana. The “National Operational Plan for Scaling Up HIV Prevention in Botswana, 2008-2010” calls for Botswana to embark on a high-profile, national, multi-year behaviour change campaign, with MCP identified as the initial focus for the campaign. This document presents a nationally-agreed plan for implementing the campaign, with common objectives, strategies and approaches. This plan is the product of an intensive, multi-sectoral process, involving national- and district-level policymakers, managers and implementers from across the public sector and civil society, all under the guidance of the National HIV Prevention Technical Advisory Committee.