By Elizabeth Ndhlovu-Dumbreni

 McBride Mvuri (far left) with some of the young people at Ndaiziva in Norton

Key beneficiaries of an Ndaiziva Capacity Development project, who were interviewed by a team of SAfAIDS partners as part of the Irish Aid Best Practice documentation workshop, expressed undying gratitude and solemn joy to SAfAIDS, for making it possible for the Norton-based partner to come up with life-changing projects in their town.

SAfAIDS will be at ICASA 2017. For all those attending ICASA, we have some exciting news for you. We have set aside a SAfAIDS Day to share our programme experiences as we contribute to the HIV response in meeting the 90x90x90 targets.

What to expect?

This is a day filled with candid panel dialogues on issues ranging from Gender Transformative approaches, with a special focus on merging Eurocentric and Afrocentric views, HIV Prevention (in and out of school) Models, Leadership in Prevention and Key Populations.

“I know my HIV Status’’ Campaign Held In Gweru

SAfAIDS, in partnership with VOTO Mobile and CHAI, collaborated with FHI 360, PSI and NAC to conduct four “I know my HIV Status” campaigns in Mkoba 14, Mkoba 16, Senga and Mutapa from 2627 November 2017. The campaigns are part of a three-year mobile social marketing project that seeks to create personalised engagement to encourage at risk HIV populations to get tested and seek care,  while promoting increased HIV prevention knowledge levels among adolescents through mobile delivered audio magazines. The project will also collect relevant data to inform future work with young people. The project’s primary target is adolescent girls and boys who suffer a disproportionate burden of the HIV epidemic but are also early adopters of new and innovative health information dissemination technologies.

By Elizabeth Ndhlovu-Dumbreni

Richman Rangwani

My name is Richman Rangwani and I am proudly living with HIV. I am representing the traditional leadership community at this forum and I am also a councillor in Mhondoro Ngezi District. Although I have been victimised in person and in the media for speaking up for key populations, this hasn’t stopped me from doing what I know is the right thing to do.