Projet porté par Alive and Kicking
Zambia has a very young population about half of whom are under 15. Being a traditional patriarchy, youngsters’ sexual health, notably the girls’, is often considered taboo here, often resulting in health complications with youngsters. Therefore, only 42 % of the young women and 47 % of the young men have a deep understanding of HIV/AIDS as defined by the UNO. In Lusaka where the rate of HIV prevalence is 15 %, teenagers (15-19 year olds) and young women (20-24 year olds) are the most exposed. There is also a need for family planning among sexually active girls and women that still goes unsatisfied.
Additionally, COVID-19 has, by impacting the supply chain of SRH products and services, made this already dangerous situation worse for Lusaka youngsters, widening existent inequalities and often exposing vulnerable youths to violence and exploitation.
- Providing universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including for family planning, information, education, and the integration of reproductive health in the national strategies and programmes
- Supplying Lusaka youths with SRH information and services tailored to their age, giving them thereby the chance to control their sexual and reproductive health
- Ensuring women’s full and effective participation and providing them with equal opportunities for leadership at all decision-making levels in politics, the economy and public life
- Educators’ individual training and monitoring in AAK methods
- Implementing the programme using sessions on sexual and reproductive education every week in their communities
- Organising three health sports festivals at which youngsters may celebrate the sport and have access to medical services in 2021
- Awareness campaign on the risks and dangers associated with vulnerable girls’ early marriages
- Reinforcing teenagers and young women’s knowledge on HIV/AIDS and STI preventive measures
- Organising screening days
- 20 educators trained to provide health education sessions on sport in 2021
- 1,000 youths with an appropriate education in SRH thanks to football sessions in 2021
- Over 450 people screened free of charge for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmissible Infections in 2021