HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
Country of Operation
- Young Power In Social Action (YPSA)Not-for-profit
SummaryYoung Power In Social Action (YPSA) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program works to adapt WHO's model for implementing youth friendly HIV/AIDS health services in Bangladesh.
Young Power In Social Action (YPSA)'s HIV/AIDS Prevention Program aims to provide youth friendly HIV/AIDS education and health services in Bangladesh. It also sensitizes and involves government officials, policy makers, gate keepers and other stakeholders around life skills education for youth.
Key program components
p>1. Life Skills Education To establish support for the fight against HIV/AIDS, YPSA involves the community and creates links with youth by:
p>Provision of workshops on HIV/AIDS for organizational leaders and peers involves the community and educates them about facts and figures of the disease.
p> Holding Experience sharing workshops .
p>Observing and attending youth events, such as National Youth Day, Friendship Cricket Tournament, Street Drama, etc.
p>2. Youth Friendly Health Services Youth have access to a safe environment where they can be tested or counseled without fear of societal judgment. Activities include:
p>Providing training for health service providers about creating a secure and healthy environment for youth
p> Setting up community meetings to open dialogues about people's opinions on HIV/AIDS * Launching youth friendly corners
3. Accessing Condoms for Youth YPSA distributes condoms as a preventative method and educates youth on safe sex practices to help them protect against STIs, HIV and AIDS.
The Global Fund has been supporting middle and low income countries since 2002 to prevent and control AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with the broader goal of poverty reduction. Bangladesh has received three grants to prevent and control the HIV/AIDS epidemic from the Global Fund since 2004. All grants are consolidated through RCC program and continue supporting this program until November 2015. Expanding HIV Prevention in Bangladesh” is a collaborative project between National AIDS/ STD program (NASP), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and Save the Children-USA funded by Global Fund. Under this project, HASAB consortium is assigned to implement package 902-“ Scale up HIV/AIDS Orientation, Training and Services to Young People through integrated Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS) and Life Skills based Education (LSE) including support to Access to Condom (ACY).”