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Effective civil society

Young people in Zambia

We know that civil society is vital to the HIV response. While more and more people can access digital information, many young people still have to rely on peer educators and other more traditional sources of information to get the knowledge they need to take control of their sexual health.

We currently support three community-based organisations in high prevalence countries in Southern Africa - Phelisanang Bophelong (PB), Umunthu Foundation and Bwafwano Integrated Services Organisation (BISO). Through our partnership programmes we reached over 41,000 young people with peer-delivered information and education on HIV and sexual health in 2017-18. As a result, 27,649 of them tested for HIV for the first time.

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Find out more about our work in Lesotho, Malawi and Zambia.


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Last updated:
22 February 2019