Turning the Tide on HIV and Health through capacity                      Building                March 19 – 21, 2013      ...
About SAFAIDSVision: People in Africa realize Sexual and ReproductiveHealth & Rights and are free from the burden of HIV, ...
Our Model of Change                                                                                                       ...
Project in SummaryGoal: Catalyzing National Efforts to Goal: Catalyzing National Efforts to                               ...
SAfAIDS Cascade Model for Capacity Strengthening                                                                          ...
SAFAIDS Coverage                                                                                                          ...
Key Results•   Increased Knowledge on linkages    between MNCH and HIV•   Traditional leaders discouraging    harmful cult...
Key Lessons• Community driven responses involving policy makers yield far  reaching results. Distribution of referral tool...
Challenges•Motivation•Retention•No policy to standardize incentives for CBVs•Cultural and Religious practices are difficul...
Thank YouHIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a differenceSouth Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, ...
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  1. 1. Turning the Tide on HIV and Health through capacity Building March 19 – 21, 2013 Community Volunteers at the Center of the HIV Response through Effective Capacity Building Initiative By Chrispin Chomba SAFAIDS Country Representative-Zambia chrispin@safaids.co.zmHIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a differenceSouth Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.netZimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.netZambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and NamibiaWebsite: www.safaids.net
  2. 2. About SAFAIDSVision: People in Africa realize Sexual and ReproductiveHealth & Rights and are free from the burden of HIV, TB andother related health developmental issues.Goal: Is to complement national efforts to increase uptake ofART through enhanced community preparedness andincreased advocacy efforts HIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a difference South Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.net Zimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.net Zambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and Namibia Website: www.safaids.net
  3. 3. Our Model of Change SAfAIDS’ Programmes are based on a Social Ecological Model that recognises the inter-linkages between individual, families, organisations, communities and public policy.HIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a differenceSouth Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.netZimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.netZambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and NamibiaWebsite: www.safaids.net
  4. 4. Project in SummaryGoal: Catalyzing National Efforts to Goal: Catalyzing National Efforts to • Community Based Volunteersreduce child mortality and improve reduce child mortality and improve (CBVs) orientation meetingsmaternal maternal health health services services through throughCommunity Preparedness and Increased Community Preparedness and Increased • Develop a referral card and OrientAdvocacy Efforts Advocacy Efforts CBVs on referral systemObjective 1: Strengthen the capacity of • Record and air thirteen (13) seriesObjective 1: Strengthen the capacity ofcommunities, policy makers, key stakeholders communities, policy makers, key stakeholders pre-recorded radio programmeand parliamentarians to understand the and parliamentarians to understand theimportance of Maternal, Neonatal Child Health importance of Maternal, Neonatal Child Health • Focus group discussions with MPs(MNCH), and advocate for increased access to (MNCH), and advocate for increased access toservices (including SRHR and MTCT). services (including SRHR and MTCT).Objective 22:Strengthen community systems toObjective : Strengthen community systems tosupport MNCH, (including SRHR and PMTCT) support MNCH, (including SRHR and PMTCT)and referrals for women to access MNCH and referrals for women to access MNCHservices. services. HIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a difference South Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.net Zimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.net Zambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and Namibia Website: www.safaids.net
  5. 5. SAfAIDS Cascade Model for Capacity Strengthening • 24 ToTs • T hree D conducted • 15 is 0 CB trict Train • 21 V ing 32 ma s trained femal les an d • 21 es reach 4046 5 mal ed National Trainers were es and referr 409 servic ed an females es d ac c District Trainers essed Volunteers Door to door with families Church meetings Community meetings Schools etcHIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a differenceSouth Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.netZimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.netZambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and NamibiaWebsite: www.safaids.net
  6. 6. SAFAIDS Coverage  All Nine Provinces  4 Implementing Partners  5,585 CBVs  About 3,700,000HIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a difference individuals reachedSouth Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.netZimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.netZambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and NamibiaWebsite: www.safaids.net
  7. 7. Key Results• Increased Knowledge on linkages between MNCH and HIV• Traditional leaders discouraging harmful cultural practices•• Increased engagement of Traditional, Parliamentarians and Civic leaders• Increased uptake of MNCH services HIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a difference South Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.net Zimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.net Zambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and Namibia Website: www.safaids.net
  8. 8. Key Lessons• Community driven responses involving policy makers yield far reaching results. Distribution of referral tools that could be tracked up to the health center point strengthened the programme M&E.• CBVs remain critical in community mobilisation, and demand creation for increased uptake of MNCH services• Involving Traditional leaders remain key entry point to addressing cultural practices that negatively affect uptake of services• The Cascade Model is an effective model for capacity development• Using Multiple strategies which are mutually re-enforcing is critical HIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a difference South Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.net Zimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.net Zambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and Namibia Website: www.safaids.net
  9. 9. Challenges•Motivation•Retention•No policy to standardize incentives for CBVs•Cultural and Religious practices are difficult to change•Short period of project implementation•Sustainability•Funding HIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a difference South Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.net Zimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.net Zambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and Namibia Website: www.safaids.net
  10. 10. Thank YouHIV/AIDS INFORMATION : the power to make a differenceSouth Africa: 479 Sappers Contour, Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-361-0889 Fax: 012-361-0899 E-mail: reg@safaids.netZimbabwe: 17 Beveridge Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Tel: +263-4-336193/4 Fax: +263-4-336195 E-mail: info@safaids.netZambia: Plot No. 4, Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 125 7609 Fax: +260 125 7652 E-mail: safaids@safaids.co.zm, Mozambique, Lesotho and NamibiaWebsite: www.safaids.net

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