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Thematic Focus Areas

Welcome to this section where information covering our core thematic focus areas is grouped.


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Catalyzing Government Efforts to Reduce Child Mortality and Improve Maternal Health Services through Community Preparedness and Increased Advocacy Efforts in Zambia

SAfAIDS Zambia, with support from Save the Children, have just completed a successful 8-months project where the capacity of Community Based Volunteers (CBVs), policy makers, key stakeholders and parliamentarians was improved to better understand the importance of Maternal Child Health (MCH),  and be able to advocate for increased access to services (including SRHR and PMTCT). The project also successes in re-establishing mothers’ shelters for pregnant women in some of Zambia’s remotest villages.  

Families and Communities for the Elimination of Pediatric HIV (FACE Pediatric HIV Programme)

SAfAIDS is a partner in the FACE-Pediatric HIV Consortium led by OPHID, which is implementing a five-year national program   to eliminate new HIV infections in children and improve the survival of mothers and children in line with the national strategic plan. SAfAIDS’ principal role in the partnership is to strengthen community participation and engagement in integrated PMTCT and Pediatric HIV Care.

Young 4 Real: Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Materials for Young People

Providing Young People with Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Services: A Guide for Service Providers

How the African Union Youth Volunteers are Making a Difference

“The AU Youth Volunteer Corps is a continental development program that recruits and works with youth volunteers, for deployment in all 54 countries across the Union.”

Gender Challenge Initiative

SAfAIDS thrive to use evidence-based information to design and implement its programmes. With  support from Research Triangle Institute, SAfAIDS is one of the partners implementing the Gender Challenge Initiative funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC).

Nurturing young women to become leaders and champions of HIV and SRHR.

Launched in August 2011, the YWL regional programme focuses on building leadership skills and capacity of 9 young women aged 18-24years from Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe, to become leaders and champions in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV and GBV prevention, gender equality and sexual rights in their respective communities. The programme is a 3-tier training which focuses on empowering young women to serve as advocates, enhancing their knowledge and skills to reclaim their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and building innovative thinking - as the basis for nurturing young women advocates who are conversant, passionate and devoted to raising awareness of SRHR, gender equality and LGBTI issues in Africa.

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