Updated Jan 16, 2018

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Turning hope into action

Youth peer health education in rural Tanzania - Kugeuka matumaini katika hatua: Vijana wa rika ya elimu ya afya katika maeneo ya vijijini Tanzania.

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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

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Focus Areas:

Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Health, Prevention & Vaccination, Social and Behavior Change and YouthSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Tanzania

TanzaniaSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

This project will expand a pilot-tested, site-crafted, formally evaluated HIV/AIDS youth peer health educator program into primary schools in HIV-ravaged rural Tanzania, to empower youth in making healthy decisions.
How does your innovation work?
Almost one in six people are HIV-positive in Njombe – a region with Tanzania’s most uninformed population when it comes to the disease, according to surveys, and the country’s highest rate of infection, now increasing among young adults. The area has no formal HIV education program and many children are orphans lacking parental guidance. To address these issues, this project will expand an HIV/AIDS youth peer health educator program.

Milestones

Jul 2014
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$84,000
Date Unknown
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Tanzania