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"Together, we can agree and advocate for a new post 2015 framework that ensures sexual and reproductive health and rights and addresses the realities of young people today."

The Integra Initiative was a five year research project running from 2008 to December 2012 designed to gather evidence regarding the benefits and costs of a range of models for delivering integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in high and medium HIV prevalence settings, to reduce HIV infection (and associated stigma)...

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The ROADS to a Healthy Future project in Mozambique is working to reduce HIV transmission among people who live and work along major highways that connect Mozambique to neighbouring countries. The project uses locally relevant social change approaches to reach people who are at high risk of HIV infection, such as truck drivers, traders, and...

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Multiple Concurrent Partnerships (MCP)

Action Institute for Environment Health and Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe has launched a sexual and reproductive health and rights campaign focusing on mobile populations at two border posts - Beitbridge and Chirundu. The campaign messaging focuses on addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues to...

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This 35-page report shares findings of a study conducted by Research to Prevention(R2P), based at the Johns Hopkins University, exploring local understandings of communication campaign messages on acute HIV infection, Concurrent Partners (CP), and sexual networks in Tanzania and Botswana. The research sought to understand how these...

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This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

Descriptive and Injunctive Norms Related to Concurrent Sexual Partnerships in Ma

This journal article shares findings of a study to explore two types of norms, descriptive and injunctive norms, toward concurrent sexual partnerships in Malawi because concurrent sexual partnerships are hypothesised to be contributing to the HIV epidemic there. The study found participant perceptions of concurrency to be the following: 1)...

This report offers a summary of an evaluation of the OneLove Campaign, a Southern African regional HIV prevention campaign that was designed to address multiple concurrent sexual partners (MCP). Across the region, the campaign reached 27 million people and was associated with increases in condom use, HIV testing, and knowledge levels, however...

This 32-page report shares the summary results of a meta-analysis of evaluation reports conducted by OneLove regional campaign partners to assess the mid-term progress of the campaign. The OneLove campaign is a regional initiative developed by The Soul City Regional Programme and partner organisations in 10 southern African countries (Lesotho...

In 2011, Action Institute for Environment, Health and Development Communication (Action IEHDC) conducted a 3 months long pilot programme called "Action Fone for Life, Talk Life on the Go" as a way of communicating health messages to the commuting public in Zimbabwe. The programme was intended to reach people travelling in kombis and long...

This programme, which is part of Soul City Southern African Regional Programme activities for border populations in Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, aims to reduce new HIV infections within communities...

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This 104-page report, produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presents the results of a qualitative research study undertaken to examine the impact of alcohol consumption on sexual partnerships and the implications for HIV transmission. The report presents its findings on aspects including multiple...

Tasankha! Discussion Guide

This discussion guide consists of experiential learning activities designed to promote community dialogue in addressing health and wellness issues for positive transformation of an individual, family, and community, as well as promoting collective action. The guide was produced as part of the Tasankha! Campaign, which promotes family values and...

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Treatment, Care and Support

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Running from 2012 to 2014, We Have Rights Too! is working to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls living with HIV and AIDS are respected, protected, and upheld, within six Traditional Authorities (TA) within Blantyre and Nkhotakota districts in Malawi. This will include raising awareness on SRHR...

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This 57-page report presents findings from a survey conducted in Malawi to understand the experiences of women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHIV) in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). According to the report, WLHIV in Malawi face immense barriers to asserting their SRHR needs and aspirations. This baseline report was...

According to this paper, which appeared in the Reproductive Health Matters Journal, a rights-based approach in HIV service delivery for adults is increasingly taking root in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet there has been comparatively little progress in strengthening a rights-based approach to adolescent HIV services.

"Leaders from around the world attending the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS committed to work towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and reducing AIDS-related maternal mortality. This is to be accomplished through the implementation of a new Global Plan for scaling up comprehensive prevention of mother-to-child...

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This 44-page report shares case studies gathered by the ATHENA Network and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to identify key examples of community innovation to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights through the HIV response, and vice-versa, for women. The case studies from across sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia...

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This guide was produced to guide a one-day training to teach religious leaders how to communicate important information about HIV and AIDS. The one-day training focuses on giving religious leaders tools they will need to effectively communicate HIV information so that it is most likely to be taken to heart by the people they are trying to reach...

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The ROADS to a Healthy Future project in Mozambique is working to reduce HIV transmission among people who live and work along major highways that connect Mozambique to neighbouring countries. The project uses locally relevant social change approaches to reach people who are at high risk of HIV infection, such as truck drivers, traders, and...

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This report published by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end HIV/AIDS. The report includes the voices of 30 women living with HIV who have given their personal insights into how the epidemic is affecting women and on...

 6th Biennial Conference on Peer Education, Sexuality, HIV and AIDS (Jun 18-20 2

The National Organisation of Peer Education (NOPE), a Kenyan-based organisation with operations in the East African region, is hosting it’s 6th Conference, under the theme 'Zero Aids Now!' The main focus of the conference will be the reduction of new HIV infections. This will include identifying key priority areas that need fresh attention,...

Encouraging Men’s Participation in HIV and AIDS Prevention and HIV Testing Servi

This 45-page report shares insights from a mid-project evaluation of The RESPOND Project's work in Côte d’Ivoire to build the capacity of local and international organisations to use the Men As Partners (MAP) approach to encourage men’s participation in HIV and AIDS prevention and testing. Map is designed to stimulates dialogue around gender...

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Prevention

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According to this 50-page report, published by the Research to Prevention (R2P) project, there is limited data on Female Sex Workers (FSW) and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Swaziland, making it difficult to accurately gauge the role of these populations in larger transmission dynamics, as well as the biological, behavioural, and structural...

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Running from 2012 to 2014, We Have Rights Too! is working to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls living with HIV and AIDS are respected, protected, and upheld, within six Traditional Authorities (TA) within Blantyre and Nkhotakota districts in Malawi. This will include raising awareness on SRHR...

Published by Action Institute For Environment Health And Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe, this toolkit is designed to be used by facilitators and peer educators to conduct discussions around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). According to Action IEHDC, young people need information about sexual and...

Action Institute for Environment Health and Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe has launched a sexual and reproductive health and rights campaign focusing on mobile populations at two border posts - Beitbridge and Chirundu. The campaign messaging focuses on addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues to...

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

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This toolkit is designed to provide implementing partners and organisations with the guidance and tools needed to conduct communication and outreach activities that drive demand for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). As stated in the toolkit, it "provides a step-by-step process to turn communication strategies into demand creation...

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Launched in April 2011, the Daraja programme brings youth ages 15 to 24 and their parents or trusted adults together in 3-day workshops to talk about HIV prevention, reproductive health, and the challenges and changes related to growing up. The programme also hosts community awareness events with dance competitions and performances to engage...

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This guide was produced to guide a one-day training to teach religious leaders how to communicate important information about HIV and AIDS. The one-day training focuses on giving religious leaders tools they will need to effectively communicate HIV information so that it is most likely to be taken to heart by the people they are trying to reach...

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This guide was produced to help reduce the spread of HIV among high-risk groups in Tanzania by providing HIV and other health information in small, dynamic, and informal settings from trained facilitators. This guide is particularly intended to be used by people who are away from home for long periods of time, such as people working in the...

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This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

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Advocacy

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Running from 2012 to 2014, We Have Rights Too! is working to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls living with HIV and AIDS are respected, protected, and upheld, within six Traditional Authorities (TA) within Blantyre and Nkhotakota districts in Malawi. This will include raising awareness on SRHR...

"Together, we can agree and advocate for a new post 2015 framework that ensures sexual and reproductive health and rights and addresses the realities of young people today."

"Leaders from around the world attending the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS committed to work towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and reducing AIDS-related maternal mortality. This is to be accomplished through the implementation of a new Global Plan for scaling up comprehensive prevention of mother-to-child...

"Citizen journalists are playing an increasingly important role reporting on sensitive issues, such as HIV, particularly in countries where free speech and media access is limited."

Launched in 2013, the Link Up project is a three-year project working to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of more than one million young people aged 24 years and under in five countries - Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The project is designed to strengthen the integration of SRHR interventions...

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This report published by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end HIV/AIDS. The report includes the voices of 30 women living with HIV who have given their personal insights into how the epidemic is affecting women and on...

Because I am a Girl: Africa Report 2012

This 56-page inaugural edition of the pan-Africa "Because I am a Girl" 2012 report is a culmination of research conducted in 11 African countries to assess the "Progress and Obstacles to Girls’ Education in Africa." Launched in October 2012, Because I am a Girl (BIAAG) is Plan's campaign to fight gender inequality, promote girls' rights, and...

Influencing Government Health Budgets in Tanzania: A Guide for Civil Society

The purpose of this booklet, published by the Health Policy Initiative, is to inform civil society organisations (CSOs) on how the health budget is developed in Tanzania, and to suggest entry points where advocates can seek to influence change. It is meant to be an introduction to and easy reference guide for health budget advocacy.
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"Sex workers take charge of the community empowerment process by mobilizing with other sex workers to develop solutions to the issues they face as a group, and by advocating for their rights as sex workers and as human beings."

Madhara Kwete Campaign

The Madhara Kwete Campaign in Zimbabwe seeks to end intergenerational relationships by informing young people of the consequences of these relationships and by giving them the power to say NO to being manipulated by older men and women. Under this campaign, standardised messages on ending intergenerational relationships are being disseminated...

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News/Information

This contest, organised by Hala Nigeria, seeks to reward "compelling stories that use traditional and/or digital tools to engage citizens on health topics that matter to them. The goal is to spur quality journalism, creative presentation, citizen engagement, and sharing of information." Individual winners will receive cash prizes of up to $1,...

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Running from 2012 to 2014, We Have Rights Too! is working to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls living with HIV and AIDS are respected, protected, and upheld, within six Traditional Authorities (TA) within Blantyre and Nkhotakota districts in Malawi. This will include raising awareness on SRHR...

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This 57-page report presents findings from a survey conducted in Malawi to understand the experiences of women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHIV) in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). According to the report, WLHIV in Malawi face immense barriers to asserting their SRHR needs and aspirations. This baseline report was...

The Tua Cena campaign, which was initiated in March 2012 in Mozambique, works to disseminate sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information among youth aged 15 to 24 years old in order to achieve behaviour change that will lead to healthier choices. The project uses television, radio, and print, and encourages interaction and...

"Citizen journalists are playing an increasingly important role reporting on sensitive issues, such as HIV, particularly in countries where free speech and media access is limited."

community_innovation_2.jpg

This 44-page report shares case studies gathered by the ATHENA Network and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) to identify key examples of community innovation to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights through the HIV response, and vice-versa, for women. The case studies from across sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia...

chapa_andar_fora.jpg

This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

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This 48-page report shares findings of a "pulse-taking" study to explore knowledge of practices and attitudes around Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), after the beginning of the Soka Uncobe initiative. Soka Uncobe, which means "to circumcise is to conquer" in siSwati, is working to scale up HIV prevention in Swaziland. The programme...

The purpose of this website is to offer resources on voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) in order to hear about and document initiatives which are working well, in order that implementers are better able to learn from one other. "By knowing more about how other projects work in practice, program implementers can adopt and scale up ideas...

This manual has been designed by the HIV & AIDS Media Project, a partnership between the Wits Journalism Programme and the Anova Health Institute, and can be used either as the guiding component in a two-day training, or read as a stand-alone guideline for understanding, communicating with, and writing for the South African media on issues...

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Interpersonal

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Running from 2012 to 2014, We Have Rights Too! is working to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls living with HIV and AIDS are respected, protected, and upheld, within six Traditional Authorities (TA) within Blantyre and Nkhotakota districts in Malawi. This will include raising awareness on SRHR...

According to this paper, which appeared in the Reproductive Health Matters Journal, a rights-based approach in HIV service delivery for adults is increasingly taking root in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet there has been comparatively little progress in strengthening a rights-based approach to adolescent HIV services.

Published by Action Institute For Environment Health And Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe, this toolkit is designed to be used by facilitators and peer educators to conduct discussions around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). According to Action IEHDC, young people need information about sexual and...

Action Institute for Environment Health and Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe has launched a sexual and reproductive health and rights campaign focusing on mobile populations at two border posts - Beitbridge and Chirundu. The campaign messaging focuses on addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues to...

key-populations_4.jpg

This 35-page report shares findings of a study conducted by Research to Prevention(R2P), based at the Johns Hopkins University, exploring local understandings of communication campaign messages on acute HIV infection, Concurrent Partners (CP), and sexual networks in Tanzania and Botswana. The research sought to understand how these...

"Together, we can agree and advocate for a new post 2015 framework that ensures sexual and reproductive health and rights and addresses the realities of young people today."

"Leaders from around the world attending the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS committed to work towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and reducing AIDS-related maternal mortality. This is to be accomplished through the implementation of a new Global Plan for scaling up comprehensive prevention of mother-to-child...

The Tua Cena campaign, which was initiated in March 2012 in Mozambique, works to disseminate sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information among youth aged 15 to 24 years old in order to achieve behaviour change that will lead to healthier choices. The project uses television, radio, and print, and encourages interaction and...

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This toolkit is designed to provide implementing partners and organisations with the guidance and tools needed to conduct communication and outreach activities that drive demand for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). As stated in the toolkit, it "provides a step-by-step process to turn communication strategies into demand creation...

umati-drama-presentation.jpg

Launched in April 2011, the Daraja programme brings youth ages 15 to 24 and their parents or trusted adults together in 3-day workshops to talk about HIV prevention, reproductive health, and the challenges and changes related to growing up. The programme also hosts community awareness events with dance competitions and performances to engage...

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Radio

This contest, organised by Hala Nigeria, seeks to reward "compelling stories that use traditional and/or digital tools to engage citizens on health topics that matter to them. The goal is to spur quality journalism, creative presentation, citizen engagement, and sharing of information." Individual winners will receive cash prizes of up to $1,...

we_have_rights_too_3.jpg

Running from 2012 to 2014, We Have Rights Too! is working to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls living with HIV and AIDS are respected, protected, and upheld, within six Traditional Authorities (TA) within Blantyre and Nkhotakota districts in Malawi. This will include raising awareness on SRHR...

we_have_rights_too_report.jpg

This 57-page report presents findings from a survey conducted in Malawi to understand the experiences of women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHIV) in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). According to the report, WLHIV in Malawi face immense barriers to asserting their SRHR needs and aspirations. This baseline report was...

Published by Action Institute For Environment Health And Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe, this toolkit is designed to be used by facilitators and peer educators to conduct discussions around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). According to Action IEHDC, young people need information about sexual and...

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

The Tua Cena campaign, which was initiated in March 2012 in Mozambique, works to disseminate sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information among youth aged 15 to 24 years old in order to achieve behaviour change that will lead to healthier choices. The project uses television, radio, and print, and encourages interaction and...

"Citizen journalists are playing an increasingly important role reporting on sensitive issues, such as HIV, particularly in countries where free speech and media access is limited."

chapa_andar_fora.jpg

This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...

This manual has been designed by the HIV & AIDS Media Project, a partnership between the Wits Journalism Programme and the Anova Health Institute, and can be used either as the guiding component in a two-day training, or read as a stand-alone guideline for understanding, communicating with, and writing for the South African media on issues...

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Television

Action Institute for Environment Health and Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe has launched a sexual and reproductive health and rights campaign focusing on mobile populations at two border posts - Beitbridge and Chirundu. The campaign messaging focuses on addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues to...

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

The Tua Cena campaign, which was initiated in March 2012 in Mozambique, works to disseminate sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information among youth aged 15 to 24 years old in order to achieve behaviour change that will lead to healthier choices. The project uses television, radio, and print, and encourages interaction and...

"Citizen journalists are playing an increasingly important role reporting on sensitive issues, such as HIV, particularly in countries where free speech and media access is limited."

chapa_andar_fora.jpg

This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...

This manual has been designed by the HIV & AIDS Media Project, a partnership between the Wits Journalism Programme and the Anova Health Institute, and can be used either as the guiding component in a two-day training, or read as a stand-alone guideline for understanding, communicating with, and writing for the South African media on issues...

This report offers a summary of an evaluation of the OneLove Campaign, a Southern African regional HIV prevention campaign that was designed to address multiple concurrent sexual partners (MCP). Across the region, the campaign reached 27 million people and was associated with increases in condom use, HIV testing, and knowledge levels, however...

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Soka Uncobe - which translates to "circumcise and conquer" - is a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaign in Swaziland designed to achieve 80% coverage of voluntary medical male circumcision in the adult male population within a one year period. The overall approach is based upon understanding existing perceptions, identifying...

This 32-page report shares the summary results of a meta-analysis of evaluation reports conducted by OneLove regional campaign partners to assess the mid-term progress of the campaign. The OneLove campaign is a regional initiative developed by The Soul City Regional Programme and partner organisations in 10 southern African countries (Lesotho...

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