Washington DC: World Bank, 2003. p. 22, graphs., tabs.
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Programme MEMA Kwa Vijana
African Medical and Research Foundation, AMREF
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LSHTM
Tanzania UR. National Institute for Medical Research, NIMR
This programme is included in the Source Book of HIV/AIDS Prevention Program that presents 13 cases studies of good and promising practices of HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The AMREF, LSHTM and NIMR, initiated a program in 62 primary schools and 18 health facilities in Mwanza region in Tanzania in January 1999. Its main objective was to improve reproductive health knowledge among 12-19 year olds and decrease the rate of STI's and HIV infection as well as the number of unwanted pregnancies. To do this, teacher-led peer educators use informal and participatory techniques to teach young people about reproductive health.
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