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PMTCT Overview
Posted: Feb 7, 2018
Category: Videos

PMTCT Overview

Yvette Kruger. “PMTCT overview Video-created for the African Union Maternal Health Conference 2013.” Online video clip. YouTube,  2 August 2013. Web. 31 December 2013

Posted: Feb 1, 2018
Category: Videos

Clarion Project. “Female genital mutilation is about controlling female sexuality.” Online video clip. YouTube,  4 February 2015. Web. 31 December2015

 

 

 

 

Providing Oral PrEP
Posted: Jan 22, 2018
Category: Videos

Providing Oral PrEP

Video Series: Lessons from the Field

Oral PrEP will reach women who need it if PrEP programs are well-supported and prepared. A collaboration between LVCT Health in Kenya and AVAC, through the USAID-funded OPTIONS Consortium, this video series shows how LVCT Health made changes at the site level and helped women interested in oral PrEP overcome recurring barriers to uptake and adherence.

Each film in the series highlights a different theme or challenge that emerged as PrEP rolled out, and tells the story of how the project responded–and has an accompanying commentary as well. This series is intended to foster innovation and problem-solving among key PrEP stakeholders, including program implementers, policy makers, civil society, advocates and people considering PrEP.

Getting Women in the Door

 

Issue: Women find it difficult to come to a clinic for oral PrEP services because of stigma. Additionally, taking medicine for prevention is not a common practice.
Key Findings: Testing in the community, reaching women where they access family planning or other services, and peer to peer encouragement increased the number of women accessing oral PrEP.

Stigma and Pill Taking

 

Issue: Stigma, travel and work make daily pill taking complicated for many women.
Key Findings: LVCT Health helped women develop pill taking strategies that worked for individuals’ unique situations.

Making Oral PrEP Services Work for Women

 

Issue: Women are more likely to start and continue oral PrEP if clinics offer an accommodating and welcoming experience.
Key Findings: Integrated services, sensitized staff, adjusted clinic hours, support groups and hotline numbers encouraged women to take up and stay on oral PrEP.

Messages and Myths

 

Issue: Myths and confusing messaging surround oral PrEP.
Key Findings: Delivering accurate messages consistently will be necessary for women to accept oral PrEP.

Month One

 

Issue: Women who begin oral PrEP often do not continue after the first month due to side effects, stigma, and the burden of a daily pill.
Key Findings: Programs can minimize drop off during month one with continuous communication, easy access to staff and support groups.

Influencers

 

Issue: Men often have the power to decide if a woman uses oral PrEP.
Key Findings: Programs trying to reach women need to actively engage men who act as “gatekeepers” for women considering starting oral PrEP.

TRANSFORMING  MASCULINITIES: A training manual for Gender Champions
Posted: Jan 22, 2018
Category: Child Sexual Abuse prevention

TRANSFORMING MASCULINITIES: A training manual for Gender Champions

This manual introduces the training for Gender Champions, provides a detailed activity guide for use in training, and includes guidelines to support the community dialogues the Gender Champions will lead and facilitate (a detailed guide, Community dialogues: Promoting respectful relationships and equitable communities, is available separately).

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UNTREATED VIOLENCE: Critical gaps in medical and clinical forensic care for survivors of sexual violence in South Africa
Posted: Jan 22, 2018
Category: Child Sexual Abuse prevention

UNTREATED VIOLENCE: Critical gaps in medical and clinical forensic care for survivors of sexual violence in South Africa

With the objective of verifying whether designated facilities have the capacity to provide comprehensive medical and clinical forensic care for survivors of sexual violence, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) conducted a nation-wide telephonic mapping of designated facilities in October 2017, providing an initial overview of what service provision gaps exist at designated facilities. The mapping, together with MSF experience working with the North West Department of Health in Bojanala District, informs recommendations on how to improve the provision of care in the future. Since 2015, MSF has supported the North West Department of Health (NWDoH) in providing comprehensive patient-centred services for survivors of sexual violence in Bojanala District.

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