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CELEBRATING ROYAL APPROVAL FOR OUR LONG-TERM PARTNER CHIVA UK

Dr Karyn Moshal is Chair and Founder of CHIVA Africa and a consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. We are delighted that CHIVA UK has been recognised for its great work by being chosen as a recipient of donations for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It…

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IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT SEX

Sonto Sikhosana is an AYFS Coordinator and joined CHIVA South Africa team six years ago. In her latest blog she tells us about her work and why she thinks it is important. It is never easy to talk openly about sexual health. For young people in South Africa, fear of judgement and lack of confidentiality…

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‘There’s such passion here, it’s contagious!’

“We work with people, and I am proud to part of an organisation I know will make a difference to their lives.” Sheena Lott joined our South Africa team in November as the new Deputy Country Director. In her first blog she tells us what she’s enjoying about being part of the team and how…

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THE RIGHT TO HEALTH FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Over the past 25 years the global development community has invested $105.34 billion in the health of the world’s poorest. Of this, 23% ($105 billion) has been spent on the prevention, management and treatment of HIV/AIDS. And not without results: with peaks in 2004 and 2006, the number of AIDS-related mortalities have halved and the…

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Combining Efforts to Strengthen Adolescent & Youth Friendly Services (AYFS)

Juliet Houghton is Country Director for CHIVA South Africa. In her latest blog she writes about our partnership with UNFPA. Adolescence is always going to be a difficult time. But for the young people of South Africa’s uThukela district, issues of poverty, rurality, and a lack of access to high-quality healthcare and education make these…

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Breaking the trend. Pinetown clinic sets the pace for positive change.

Across the world it is estimated that 10.3 million young people aged 15-24 are living with HIV. Today 50% of all new infections occur in young people specifically. Most don’t know their HIV status. It’s a trend that the Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services (AYFS) Team at CHIVA South Africa are determined to break. Partnering…

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Finalists in the third sector excellence awards!

We are delighted to announce that our ‘Our Youth Our Future’ programme has been nominated as a finalist in the Big Impact Award category in the Third Sector Excellence Awards. The annual Third Sector Awards are prestigious awards run in the UK by Third Sector, the UK’s leading media outlet for the non-profit sector. Since…

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CATS in Zimbabwe

Juliet Houghton is Country Director for CHIVA South Africa. In her latest blog she writes about her recent visit to learn more about the Zvandiri Programme in Zimbabwe. This time last week I was in Zimbabwe, where I spent a few days with colleagues from NGO partners (MatCH, Zoe Life, Anova Health, HIV SA and…

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Our Youth, Our Future

Manqoba Mthembu (AYFS Coordinator) and Nomfundo Gcina Mbatha (AYFS Peer Educator) from one of our new teams working on ‘Our Youth, Our Future’ programme. This is their latest update from Zululand where they are working throughout 2016. “It is important to have as much information as you possibly can as a young person. It helps…

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Transforming health facilities with The Mercury Phoenix Trust

“Six months in and some clinics have already made amazing progress. It shows what can happen when staff learn new skills, are empowered and can see the impact straight away.” Juliet Houghton, Country Director, CHIVA South Africa. At the beginning of this year, two of our Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services (AYFS) teams started working…

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