Providing HIV services to 20,000 Cameroonian youth

 
$20,497
$4,503
Raised
Remaining
Oct 17, 2012

What Your Funds Have Helped Us Accomplish + 2011 Annual Report is now available online!

For over half a decade, EFA International has responded to its mission of promoting the successful future of young men and women who are touched by HIV. We are grateful to donors like you for the financial support that has enabled recent successes in our three core program areas:

  • 9 HIV-positive associations throughout the Far North of Cameroon received professional skills support.
  • 38 new peer educators were trained in HIV prevention education and community mobilization.
  • 8,000 community members were reached by 50 peer educators trained in sexual and gender-based violence prevention and gender equality through a TrustAfrica grant.
  • 18,600 men, women, and youth received prevention education messages during 129 outreach sessions in communities vulnerable to HIV and AIDS due to low levels of education, socioeconomic status, and gender dynamics.

  • Helped EFA-supported associations conduct profitable and productive income generating activities, with funding through the UNDP.
  • Supported Circle of Love, a program for vulnerable HIV-positive women to cover costs and improve access to necessary medical diagnostics related to their HIV status.
  • Worked closely with the regional directorate of the Ministry of Health, where EFA-supported associations are building partnerships with local health centers to ensure the quality and continuum of care provided to people living with HIV/AIDS.

 

  • Our technical assistants supported new associations to better manage their activities and guided their integration into the Youth Empowerment Network.
  • Our Coordination Committee continued to serve as an important advocacy and exchange forum for young people living with HIV in the region.
  • Our Youth Empowerment Network expanded across Northern Cameroon with 4 new groups established or in training in 2011.

 

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Annual Report

Download the 2011 Annual Report (PDF) to learn more about EFA's recent accomplishments, including:

  • Building capacity and professional skills for youth associations
  • Expanding HIV peer education
  • Reaching out to communities
  • Income generating activities
  • Creating a multimedia resource center

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Project Leader

Kathryn McKissick

Director of Development
Washington, DC United States

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