2016

All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, specific—yet flexible—strategies are needed for different age groups, populations and geographical locations. Ending the epidemic among adolescents requires amplifying investments where they can make the most difference and fostering innovation by adolescents and youth themselves, as well as governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector.

Youth Changing the River’s Flow: A Facilitator’s Guide

The content of this facilitator’s guide is derived from existing programmes and campaigns, among them SAfAIDS Changing the River’s Flow (CTRF) programme, implemented across nine southern African countries, and Sonke Gender Justice’s One Man Can campaign.
The materials were tested with and reviewed by a cadre of community transformation facilitators from each of the partner organisation in December 2015. 
 

South Africa Integrated School Health Policy

South Africa Integrated School Health Programme. The Departments of Basic Education and Health are jointly implementing the Integrated School Health Programme that will extend, over time, the coverage of school health services to all learners in primary and secondary schools. The programme offers a comprehensive and integrated package of services including sexual and reproductive health services for older learners.

Total market approach to increase access to family planning

This document contains practical information and specific tools to help organizations and other in-country actors conduct a landscape assessment, the first phase in planning a Total Market Approach (TMA) to increase access to family planning. The main body of this document is intended to be used in tandem with the TMA landscape assessment tools and resources. Designed for TMA planners of all experience levels, and both private and public sectors, this publication shares experiences and lessons learned across a range of organizations.

Models to Inform Fast Tracking Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in HIV Combination Prevention

In March 2016, WHO and UNAIDS convened a meeting of modelling experts and policymakers to review recent modelling work; identify the implications of different models, including common themes and messages from findings; recommend approaches for future strategic directions; and note key research and evaluation needs. The models presented in this meeting report can be used to assess the costs and impact of expanding HIV prevention programs in five-year age bands and according to geographic location or risk profiles. 

The Social Marketing Benchmark Criteria

Based on the original six-point criteria developed by Alan Andreason, the Benchmark Criteria set the out the key elements which comprise every successful social marketing programme. The criteria are designed to support better understanding of social marketing concepts, promote a consistent approach to review and evaluation and assist in the commissioning of social marketing services. This 2-page guiding framework gauges targeted programs’ demand creation through social media.

Stand Up, Speak Out! Youth activist training programme

This youth activist training tool was launched by members of Girls Not Brides in Zimbabwe in early 2018. It is also being used by Girls Not Brides members in Malawi. It includes a trainer manual and a participant guide and addresses the age range 15-24. The effectiveness of the tool needs to be assessed in time, but it appears a promising approach to training youth for activism. It would need modification to be relevant to HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women, as the training focus is on child marriage.