Linking Programming to Policy

Delane Kalembo

AMSHeR in partnership with UNDP and HEARD  to implement a project on HIV intervention for Young Key Populations

The project is part of the “Leave No One Behind” regional initiative of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs which also funds two other consortia. The implementation of the project will be through a consortium composed of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) and the Health Economics and AIDS Research Department of the University of Kwa Zulu Natal.

Young key populations are even more vulnerable to HIV and other reproductive health challenges including limited capacity of major stakeholders to address issues of Young Key Populations and limited data and information on Young Key Population related HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health issues.

The aims of the project is to address  problems faced  young key populations by implementing a set of interventions that focus on strengthening the capacity of national governments to put in place appropriate policies, developing mechanisms for engagement of young key populations in national and regional policy processes, and generating and applying human rights and HIV/Sexual Reproductive Health related indicators and milestones for young key population focused interventions.

The project will be implemented in the following countries Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar.

For more information visit our project page >> YKP:Linking policy to programming.