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Youth friendly health service delivery

HIV self-testing kits – a problem or a solution in Eastern and Southern Africa?

13 July, 2016   |   Blog, Latest Blog, Our Voice, Updates

Written by: Tikhala Itaye, President of the Eastern and Southern African region of AfriYAN, co-founder of Her Liberty Namibia, Executive producer of “Don’t kiss and Tell”, a TV drama series on HIV and GBV among young people, and Regional Th...


Your voice matters. It is time to be an advocate for change.

15 June, 2016   |   Latest Blog, Our Voice

Written by: Tikhala Itaye, President African Youth and Adolescents Network (AfriYAN), East and Southern Africa Participation of young people is key in achieving the long term vision of ESA Commitment targets. Young people should not be vi...


How one journalist has fought for better health outcomes in South Sudan

19 February, 2016   |   Latest Blog, Our Voice

Written by: Taban Robert Aggrey Juba, South Sudan People tell me that I should leave my current work to find another job that it is less risky – I understand why they worry. People are arrested, tortured and killed every day in South Sudan for ...


Are you saying that my 12-year old child is ready to test for HIV on their own? #ICASA2015

14 January, 2016   |   Latest Blog, Our Voice

  Written by young guest blogger: Gogontlejang Phaladi Many countries in Eastern and Southern Af...


Don’t compromise, #CONDOMIZE!

28 December, 2015   |   Latest Blog, Our Voice

Written by: Patrick Mwesigye, Founder/Team Leader Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum & Vice President Africa Youth and Adolescents Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN) Condom. Probably not a new word to you. More l...


Have your say in eradicating HIV and AIDS! Guest blogger Tikhala Itaye shares her thoughts. #ICASA2015

21 December, 2015   |   Latest Blog, Our Voice

Written by: Tikhala Itaye, President of the AfriYAN Eastern and Southern Africa Region ICASA 2015 has officially ended and I am still in awe of what I learned during the sessions about taking ownership in fast-tracking the end of AIDS by ...


Youth Led Accountability: Our crucial role as young people in the ESA commitment

8 December, 2015   |   Latest Blog, Our Voice

Written by: Patrick Mwesigye, AfriYAN ESA Vice President About 100 plus vibrant, energetic and enthusiastic young people from across the African continent, gathered at the ICASA 2015 Youth Pre-Conference in Harare - Zimbabwe last week fro...


Introducing #YoungPeopleDeserve …

17 March, 2015   |   Blog, Latest Blog, Our Voice

Imagine... Every young African, resilient and informed, making their own decisions, fostering healthy relationships, accessing proper health care and actively participating in their education. Imagine with all this, what they could do for their c...


International Women’s Day: Nellie’s Story

8 March, 2015   |   Latest Blog, Our Voice

There are many challenges facing young women today. One major challenge for women in Eastern and Southern Africa is the lack of basic knowledge of and access to crucial sexual health education and services, including issues related to H...


Enter now! Young People Today Poetry Contest

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO once said "every poem is unique but each reflects the universal in human experience, the aspiration for creativity that crosses all boundaries and boarders, of time as well as space, in the constant affirmatio...


Take a stand on World AIDS Day

1 December, 2014   |   Country Progress, Latest Blog, Our Voice, Photos

Today marks World AIDS Day. Every year, December 1st is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. According to UNICEF there were 2.1 million adolescents (10–19 years) living with HIV in 2013, 8...