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CAPE TOWN, 11 December 2013 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Ministers of Health and Education from 21 countries in the East and Southern African region have in a commendable move endorsed the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African (ESA) during the on-going 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa
SAfAIDS @ ICASA 2013: Twitter battle as youth and adults use social media to dialogue on SRHR issues
CAPE TOWN, 10 December 2013 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - In an effort to promote young people's sexual and reproductive health rights of young people, SAfAIDS and YWCA jointly hosted a tweetable intergenerational dialogue dubbed "Investing in Young Women's Leadership-Key to Changing the SRHR Terrain in Africa". The dialogue was aimed at encouraging the exchange of ideas between the adult/mature generation and the young people.
LIMPOPO (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Recognising the role that traditional leaderships plays in finding lasting solutions to key issues in Africa, SAfAIDS recently held an Engagement of Traditional Leaders in GBV, HIV and TB Integrated response training of trainers workshop in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The workshop was aimed at building knowledge and skills of NGOs/CSOs delivering GBV, HIV and TB integrated programmes and also to harness traditional leadership as a sustainable strategy.
SAfAIDS mobilising communities for increased uptake of services through community and leadership engagement
HARARE, 2 December 2013 (SAfAIDS Policy Desk) - SAfAIDS held a one day Demand Creation Community Dialogue (DCCD) focusing on prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancies in Ndhlalambi Ward 20, Gokwe South on 22nd November 2013. This DCCD was attended by approximately a thousand participants was hosted by the Member of Parliament for Gokwe South, Honorable Dorothy Mhangami in response to a request from the community for health promotional sessions on prevention of HIV and STIs.
LUSAKA, 29 November 2013 (Key Correspondents) - One major outcome of the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning in Ethiopia is delegates' endorsement for countries to intensify work to integrate reproductive health with HIV.
HARARE, 29 November 2013 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - SAfAIDS hosted an experience sharing event for the Young4Real programme at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare. The three year (2011-2013) programme has been implemented in Zimbabwe to address young people’s sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues.