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.
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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.