Roads to a Healthy Future (ROADS II) in Africa

ROADS II links vulnerable underserved communities along transport corridors in East and Central Africa with critical health services.


Roads to a Healthy Future (ROADS II) works with African leadership to secure a healthier population in East and Central Africa. Since 2005 the project has been reducing HIV transmission and the impact of other health challenges along major transport corridors in 10 countries in the region: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Transport corridors are economic lifelines but are also an important route of HIV transmission. 50 percent of the population along regional transport corridors is transient and impoverished. Health indicators in these underserved corridor towns are generally poor. Infant, child and maternal mortality are high. The ROADS II objective is to leave communities stronger by linking underserved, remote and vulnerable mobile populations and communities to HIV/AIDS and other critical health services. Roads to a Healthy Future (ROADS II), a Leader with Associates, is a follow-on to the Regional Outreach Addressing AIDS through Development Strategies (ROADS) Project, launched in August 2005 with support from PEPFAR and the USAID. USAID’s principal implementing partner on ROADS II is FHI 360. The ROADS II budget for fiscal year 2008 to 2013 is $109 million. Funding is provided by USAID/East Africa and bilateral missions.


  • FHI 360

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

  • DP World

    Service Providers
    United Arab Emirates | Staff size: 10,000+

    DP World operates more than 60 terminals across six continents(1), with container handling generating around 80% of its revenue. In addition, the company currently has 11 new developments and...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

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Key Information

LocationGlobal, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Rwanda, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Burundi
  • Start Date 2005
  • End Date 2013
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