Prevention of HIV infection in adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15-24 years, remains a public health concern. 75% of HIV infection incidents amongst youth aged 15 -24 are AGYW. HIV risk among AGYW is explained through a confluence of factors, including their elevated biological susceptibility, coupled with multiple vulnerabilities including social isolation, economic insecurity, lack of access to services, and sexual and gender-based violence. SANAC has tasked Health Focus to:

  • Review existing AGYW training material and make the recommendations taking into consideration available evidence
  • Develop a robust AGYW ambassadors training manual, including facilitators and participant guides, customised to the needs of the cultural and social context of the provinces
  • Develop a mentorship programme for a sustained utilisation of skills and knowledge