As part of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s (AGYW) programme with funding from Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the Society for Family Health (SFH) Country Director, Taimi Amaambois opened the first of its kind Positive Parenting training in Otjiwarongo this week.
Amaambois commended the multi-sectoral collaboration to drive this project which is currently rolling out training’s on Positive Parenting. Participants at the training include Program Officers from the Society for Family Health, Community Health Facilitators, and health providers from the Ministry of Health and Social Services from Omaheke, Zambezi, Kavango East and West, Omusati and Kunene region.
On her behalf, the Regional Health Director for the Otjozondjupa Region, Maria Kavezembi, reiterated that the national concern for the Adolescent girl-child is based on evidence and estimates that adolescents, especially young women, have HIV incidence rates much higher than men in their own peer age group with 76% per cent of all new infections is estimated to be among women.
The overall aim of the Girls and Young Women’s program is to reduce the vulnerability of the adolescent girl-child to HIV infection, unplanned pregnancies and other related social determinants such as…