The SaSe! programme under the 2gether 4 SRHR initiative combines the strengths of four United Nations agencies and entities (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO) to provide catalytic support to governments, civil society and communities in the ESA region to scale up quality integrated SRHR/HIV and SGBV services so that all people, particularly adolescent girls, young people and key populations can access services to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa. The programme works in partnership and supports the efforts of the Government of Zambia (GRZ) and CSOs to develop national norms, standards and guidelines on SRHR, HIV and SGBV. It aims to strengthen programming, monitoring and reporting of progress made in relation to continental, regional and national frameworks adopted by Member States in relation to SRHR, HIV and SGBV.
An integrated approach to the management of SRHR, HIV and SGBV services provides both the service providers and clients with many benefits as it improves the efficiency in the provision of comprehensive SRHR, HIV and SGBV services at health facilities. It is for this reason that the 2gether 4 SRHR Project seeks to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia, through the Ministry of Health, to institutionalise the integrated approach in the provision of SRHR, HIV and SGBV services in order to strengthen performance in the provision of services such as contraception, prevention from mother to child transmission (PMTCT), post-abortion care and treatment, male circumcision, counselling and treatment for victims of gender-based violence. The programme is being implemented in Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi districts in Central Province as well as Mongu and Senanga districts in Western Province.
Output 1; National, provincial and district institutions have increased capacity to deliver gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health and HIV services.
- 20 supported facilities provide integrated SRHR/HIV/SGBV services in the 4 target districts
- 100 health workers train in the provision of quality family planning and adolescent youth friendly services in 4 target districts
- Capacity building of 100 CBVs and Peer educators in the provision integrated services.
Output 2: Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
500,000 girls and boys reached with age appropriate SBCC messages and information