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A study conducted in KwaZulu Natal suggests that utilizing trained youth caregivers is a feasible approach for reaching orphans and vulnerable children with HIV prevention education and support. Participants were enthusiastic about the program and demonstrated some improvements in HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and communication.
Written by Shana L. Yansen and Mohammad Shahjahan, this 6-page resource examines the work of the Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP), a non-government organisation (NGO) developing evidence-based communication projects in an effort to improve the family and reproductive health of Bangladeshis. Published in 2005 in the Health Communication Partnership (HCP)'s Partners in Action series, this case study details how and why BCCP flourished - in short, because of good leadership, strategic partnerships, and a clearly defined mission. …
The case study describes the demographic characteristics of Maldives' adolescent population; documents their programmes in responding to problems associated with adolescent reproductive health; highlights the advocacy and IEC strategies used to promote the ARH messages; culls out the lessons learned, analyzing the factors which contributed to their successes and failures; and finally based on these experiences, presents guidelines on how to run advocacy and IEC programmes on adolescent reproductive health successfully.