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    Planning and Support Tool for Empowering Approaches to SRHR Education with Young People

    This evidence and rights-based Planning and Support Tool helps organisations to identify how and what they can improve in order to have high quality HIV prevention and SRHR education programmes for young people in place. The fully revised second edition of this practical tool captures all up to date research findings and translated this evidence for practical use. The tool can be used to plan new interventions, but also to analyse existing interventions. The first edition of the tool is also available in French and Portuguese. more

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  • Task shifting or shifting care practices? The impact of task shifting on patients’ experiences and health care arrangements in Swaziland

    Ethnographic research was conducted in five clinics in Swaziland between 2012 and 2014. It demonstrates that the effort to expand services rapidly and to meet donor targets has also undermined patients’ therapeutic experiences and overtaxed health workers, both of which are counterproductive to the ultimate goal of treatment scale-up. This article provides a perspective beyond the structural elements that impede universal treatment, and explores patient views and experiences of the strategies adopted to support further treatment expansion, with a particular focus on the shifting of key care and logistical tasks to expert clients. The article was published in BMC Health Services Research. more

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  • L’approche globale: Un guide pour la mise en oeuvre d’une prévention du VIH qui renforce les femmes et les filles

    Ce guide accompagne les organisations non gouvernementales, les organisations communautaires et les personnes dans les pays en développement à élaborer leurs stratégies et activités de prévention du VIH en faveur des femmes et des filles. Ces stratégies et activités sont censées favoriser l’égalité des genres et les droits des femmes. Ce guide fournit des informations pratiques (un “savoir-faire”) utiles à l’élaboration d’approches transformatives pour la prévention du VIH chez les femmes et les filles. Cette approche s’intéresse aux causes profondes de la vulnérabilité au VIH et cherche à reconstruire les croyances, les attitudes et les comportements des individus et des communautés favorables aux femmes et aux filles et à l’égalité des genres. more

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  • Lost to follow up: rethinking delayed and interrupted HIV treatment among married Swazi women

    A publication about delayed ART initiation by Thandeka Dlamini and Eileen Moyer of University of Amsterdam, based on ethnographic research conducted in phase 1 of the Maximizing ART for Better Health and Zero New HIV Infections programme in Swaziland. more

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  • Rethinking the family in the context of care for adolescents living with HIV in Swaziland

    This article provides findings of a fieldwork exploring the meaning of the family as it applies to Swazi adolescents’ everyday life. Findings suggest that the meaning of the family is constantly evolving and transforming based on changing needs of, and expectations by, adolescents in different contexts and moments of the care continuum. The study was part of the explorative and preparatory phase of the collaborative project Maximizing ART for Better Health and Zero New HIV infections (MaxART), led by the Swazi Ministry of Health. more

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  • Stories of Change from Malawi - Cartoons

    In April 2016, 27 health care workers and teachers who are part of the Healthy Young People project in Malawi, shared their stories of change. Most important lessons learnt are captured in this comic strip, illustrated by a Malawian strip cartoonist. Healthy Young People aimed at improving young people's uptake of youth friendly services in two areas in Malawi. more

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