The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), has been awarded a grant by M.A.C AIDS Fund to provide Comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health Services in Kaoma, Chongwe and Lusaka districts of Zambia.
The grant is aimed at adapting the Operation Triple Zero (OTZ) Plus Model, which was successfully implemented in Kenya, to empower Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV), to adopt and co-produce interventions that address poor health outcomes among Adolescents and Young People (AYP), aged between 10-24 years old in Lusaka and Western Provinces in Zambia.
The CIDRZ MAC OTZ Plus model will recruit 6000 ALHIV through the Ministry of Health facilities into OTZ clubs with a focus on reaching triple zero, i.e.,
(i) Zero Viral Load
(ii)Zero Mother to Child Transmission among pregnant and breastfeeding adolescents
(iii) Zero teen pregnancies.
The project will empower AYP to achieve the triple zero through HIV literacy, self-health management and an Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Mobile Application (App) in anticipation of periodic, prolonged COVID-19 restrictions. The project will also address gender-based violence (GBV) and mental health among adolescents through referral and counselling services.
In view of this, CIDRZ is conducting an online survey on the various Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health services that should be included in the mobile App.
Note that : Participation in the survey is restricted to adolescents aged between 13 to 24 years only.
Click on the link below to access the survey