Sustainable Communities Of Real Excellence programme (SCORE) is a regional initiative that is being run through strategic regional and national partners in 6 countries to address HIV, TB, GBV and SRH needs of young people,  women and key populations.

This programme contributes towards provision of support towards gender equality including a commitment to address gender dynamics, the norms and socio-cultural structures underlying inequality,   as well as harmful gender roles and discriminatory practices by women and men of diverse cultures in marginalized settings and to contribute to a sustained 50% reduction in new infections and improved positive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes for communities in Southern Africa by 2018.


Score Specific Objectives

Objective 1: Promote access to strategic, evidence-informed HIV, TB, SGBV prevention and SRH&R information and services that promote preventive behaviors and demand for SRH services by young people aged 10-24 years (in and out of schools, in prisons, informal settlements surrounding mines) in southern Africa by 2018.

Objective 2: Scale up SRHR interventions that promote prevention of HIV, TB and SGBV and enhance referrals and uptake of key services for vulnerable women 25-49 years and young people in prisons and informal settlements around mines in southern Africa by 2018.

Objective 3: Promote the rights of key populations to address human rights issues of key populations (LGBTI, prisoners and sex workers) to prevent HIV, TB, GBV, and homophobia and enhance access to non-stigmatized SRH & Rights information and services

Objective 4: Strengthen Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation System


Target Groups

Primary target group: high risk and vulnerable groups that include young people aged 10- 24 years; women aged 25 – 49 years, men as critical stakeholders in preventing HIV, GBV and upholding the rights of women and girls; and key populations (sex workers, prisoners, LGBTI)


Secondary target group: Community leaders (traditional, religious, and political), policy makers, service providers, community assets and social networks


Country Focus

  • Zambia
  • Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Zimbabwe