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Support for the Development and Implementation of Key Aspects of HIV & AIDS Care & Support Services

This project delivers quality youth-friendly services around sexual and reproductive health and HIV to young people in five regions of South Africa, while also building the capacity of the Provincial Departments of Health to deliver, coordinate, and monitor the services.

Project Date: 2015 - present
Funder: South Africa Partners; Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; PEPFAR
Country: South Africa

What We Do

  • Focus on the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents by designing and delivering quality youth-friendly services tailored to adolescents aged 10-14 and young people aged 15-24 with a focus on gender norms and how they can contribute to increased vulnerability for young women
  • Build the capacity of the Provincial Departments of Health to deliver, coordinate, and monitor youth-friendly services
  • Produce an enhanced youth-friendly services training and mentoring package that encompasses core standards, implementation steps, and focuses on the whole services package
  • Implement a training and mentoring program for providers to respond to intimate partner violence using the WHO clinical and policy guidelines and the Healthcare for Women Subjected to Intimate Partner or Sexual Violence Clinical Handbook

Project Staff Members

Sophia Ladha

Country Director

Sophia has more than 20 years of development experience with technical expertise in youth-friendly services, HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, gender, and institutional capacity building in Africa....

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