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In September 2016 EHPSA convened a meeting of policy makers, researchers, multilateral organisations, civil society organisations and youth activists to debate pertinent issues related to HIV prevention and adolescents in the eastern and southern Africa (ESA region).
Two expert presentations outlined key issues in adolescent HIV prevention.
Other presentations included progress reports from four EHPSA studies and the findings of two critical reviews: Age Disaggregation and, The Future of Social and Behaviour Communication. The World Bank presented the interim results on their country evaluations.
All presentations are available at www.ehpsa.org/evidence/evidence-into-action/adolescents-2016
Participants attended “the EHPSA café” to discuss the current status of combination prevention for adolescents, but ended up providing more questions than answers. Is the challenge now to define an ideal package or processes whereby young people can be empowered to prevent HIV?“Nothing for us without us”
The final session of the forum was conducted and moderated by seven youth HIV activists from across the region. They made pertinent points regarding the need for more youth involvement in research and programming.
Key points are captured in an audio webcast. Listen…
Photographs, presentations and webcasts are available at www.ehpsa.org/evidence/evidence-into-action/adolescents-2016Key resources on adolescent HIV prevention are available at www.ehpsa.org/resources/adolescents
Evidence for HIV Prevention in Southern Africa (EHPSA) is a four-year programme funded by UK aid from the Department of International Development, with additional funding from SIDA and the World Bank. The programme is managed by Mott MacDonald.
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