HIV/AIDS and SRHR Program
We are best known for HIV/AIDS and SRHR programming, having started out as an HIV/AIDS prevention and care organization. From providing family planning support to young women, to facilitating the delivery of HIV/AIDS treatment, we are experts at this. Here is a snapshot of our current HIV/AIDS and SRHR projects:
For the past five years, with consistent support from the Positive Action for Children’s Fund, we have implemented a number of high impact projects to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Our strategies include increasing male involvement, extending HIV testing and counseling services to communities, utilizing the potential of young women living with HIV as change agents, promoting HIV testing for infants and strengthening community referral systems.
We work very closely with 35 local health facilities to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and support packages to our clients. The health facilities gain from our long experience in community mobilization and our extensive community volunteer networks, and we gain from their access to key drugs, medical equipment and healthcare delivery expertize. We work in partnership with PATA Africa to strengthen Clinic-CBO Collaborations (C3), and with Baylor College of Medicine to deliver framework 90-90-90 projects.
We have a long history of delivering comprehensive sex education (CSE) to communities. We started delivering life-saving information on HIV/AIDS, family planning, and sexual reproductive health rights in 2007 (with support from the MTV Staying Alive Foundation). To date, we still conduct HIV/AIDS sensitization sessions in schools, homes, markets and at workplaces. We also run interactive (call-in) radio programs on the same. On top of this, we maintain physical youth-friendly drop-in centers where young people walk in and get all the information they need about their sexuality, family planning, and HIV/AIDS. We also provide free HIV counseling and testing services at these centers.
We implement a number of responsive and proactive HIV/AIDS projects that target most-at-risk populations (MARPs). This includes providing free HIV counseling and testing services and providing condom use education and distribution to young sex workers, fishing communities and young people living with HIV. We let the most-at-risk populations define the strategies that are most likely to work for them – this explains why we go as far as conducting HIV counseling and testing outreaches at night – for populations that prefer to be served at night!