SisterLove International South Africa- SLiSA
The purpose of this call is to invite Community-based Organisations (CBOs) to submit their organisational profiles to SisterLove International South Africa (SLiSA) for review; in order to collaboratively implement the iSTARSHIPP (Innovative Strategies for Those At Risk Seeking High Impact Prevention and PrEP) Program. The program will be implemented in the eThekwini Metropolitan District, Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, under the oversight of the eThekwini Metropolitan District AIDS Council.
iSTARSHIPP is a DREAMS Innovation Challenge project funded by PEPFAR. The iSTARSHIPP Initiative is an innovative suite of strategies that are intended to accelerate the reduction of new HIV infections among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and their male counterparts. The primary goal is to educate, prepare, advocate and support communities, especially women/girls and young men, for the implementation of High Impact Prevention (HIP) programs including prevention technologies such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Treatment as Prevention (TasP), Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), and microbicides and vaccines.
The iSTARSHIPP interventions include:
- Healthy Love (HL) Party workshop is an effective, evidence-based intervention that was created, implemented, evaluated and published by SLI in partnership with the CDC. In 2012, HL became an approved intervention that was included in the National Compendium of Effective HIV Prevention Interventions, and is widely available through the CDC’s website. It is a one-time group-level intervention that incorporates information, empowerment, skills building and risk assessment for women, girls, boys, men and other populations at substantial risk for HIV.
- Prevention Options for Women-at-Risk (POWaR) workshops will be hosted with AGYW to learn to use and implement the standardised Women & PrEP 101 Presentation, created by the U.S. WPWG and tailored to comply with SA policy, and to hold discussion about the policies, practices, benefits and barriers to PrEP and other HIP interventions as a primary prevention service and tool. These facilitated sessions will function as informational focus groups, providing valuable qualitative data on the PrEP knowledge, attitudes and intentions of AGYW in high incidence communities.
- Screen, Identify & Link to Care (SILC) – SLiSA will train and support community-based HTS and prevention services providers, to modify their HIV/STI screening and testing program to expand with screening for enhanced risk assessment of individuals and couples seeking HIV/STI testing. As part of a “prevention continuum” SLiSA incorporates additional steps in our Testing & Linkage to Care 4 All (TCL4All) model to identify and assess HIV negative individuals who may be interested or eligible for additional HIP interventions including PrEP.
SLiSA will work with 10 CBOs in the eThekwini Metropolitan District to implement 4 Healthy Love Party/POWaR workshops each. Training will be provided to ensure that facilitators from CBOs become certified to continue implementation of iSTARSHIPP interventions.
For more information and/or to submit your organisational profile, kindly contact Xander Flemming on email: email@example.com or telephone number: 011 482 2202/2122
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2018
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