Managed by Networking HIV & AIDS Community of Southern Africa (Nacosa) and funded by the Global Fund, the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Programme aims to increase retention in school, decrease HIV incidence, teenage pregnancy and gender-based violence, and increase economic opportunities for young women and girls.
“Since Covid-19 hit South Africa in March, the risks for young women have accelerated.
There is increasing concern that Covid-19 will roll back the progress we have made in tackling HIV, TB and GBV in one of the most vulnerable groups: young women,” said the non-profit and public benefit organisation. In response, the Global Fund has made additional funding available to mitigate the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has on HIV, TB and malaria programmes.
Nacosa is a network of over 2,000 civil society organisations working together to turn the tide on HIV, Aids and TB in South Africa. It promotes dialogue, builds capacity with accredited training, mentoring and technical assistance and channels funding to support service delivery on the ground.
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