In order to address the barriers faced in addressing the bottlenecks in HIV/AIDS prevention, information and delivery of service, CHREP shall use information education communication, social mobilization and advocacy strategies. The strategies are aimed at increasing community awareness and demand, for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services, in order to act as catalyst of change. The project will provide community advocacy in order to influence change.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Despite having scored a reduction in HIV/AIDS prevalence from 16% (NAC 2008) to 14.3% (NAC 2009) as a nation, Solwezi district has recorded an increase in the number of HIV prevalence rate from 7% to 8.1 % (NAC 2009). This has become a worrying situation for a small town that is just trying to get the grip of development. CCCYD wants to supplement on government and other partners in subduing HIV in the community.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project has designed tools for voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) that shall address other social issues like male involvement in HIV prevention interventions, drug and alcohol abuse, gender based violence, early marriages, PMTCT and male circumcision. This will promote a holistic approach in the service delivery.In order to address the barriers faced in addressing the bottlenecks in HIV/AIDS prevention, information and delivery of service.
Potential Long Term Impact
1. To reach out to 4,500 individuals with HIV/AIDS intervention by January 2014. 2. To increase the number of men involved in HIV prevention interventions from current 3% to 25% (NAC 2009) in the four targeted chiefdoms by the May 2014. 3. To reach 2,000 people with PMTCT services in remote areas through mobile VCT services by January 2014. 4.To reduce episodes of social injustices (child abuse, property grabbing, early marriages, Gender Based Violence, Stigma & discrimination)
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.