mothers2mothers South Africa

Project Name

Stemming HIV/AIDS & Reproductive Health Problems among Youth (SHARP-Y)

Beneficiary Country

South Africa

Funding theme

Gender justice

Start Date

April 13th 2018

Amount Awarded

£349,998

End Date

March 1st 2020

In the Western Cape in South Africa, 44% of people living with HIV are under the age of 24-years-old.

Adolescents and young girls aged 15-24 years are six times more likely to contract HIV than their male counterparts.

This project will help to reduce HIV incidences and HIV-related morbidity and mortality among adolescent girls and young women in three sites in Khayelitsha, South Africa.

Peer Mentors will also be recruited to support girls in schools, youth clubs, and communities and to signpost them to adolescent and youth-friendly health services at health facility and community level.

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