Name of the organization
COMMUNITY HEALTH AUSPICES AND SHIELD ORGANIZATION (CoHASO)
HIV and AIDS, SRHR
1. SRRH --- Binti Afya Plus - is an extension of previous Binti Afya project, having an expanded target group. It targets secondary schools, colleges and universities in Dodoma and Dar es Salaam cities in Tanzania. It started in August 2020 to improve awareness of SRHR among young women and prevention of HIV which affects young women around four times more than young men. It targets all gender youths, teachers and local government leaders unlike BA which focused on only adolescent girls and young women. It involves students in schools and colleges. Of-to-date 750 youths have been reached in three campus. It is done through debates, seminar, workshop and social media campaigns.
Binti Afya Project - (Bintiafya means a health girl) was a predecessor project on sexual and reproductive health education among adolescents. It was conducted in secondary and primary schools in Dodoma and Dar es Salaam. Other beneficiaries were reached through radio sessions covering Dodoma and its neighbor regions; Morogoro, Manyara and Singida. It was done between May 2019 and April 2020. It was done to improve awareness of SRHR among young women and prevention of HIV which affects young women around four times more than young men. It also targeted to improve awareness of youths on human sexuality information related to prevention of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) and HIV as well improving their interpersonal skills. About 2100 girls benefited directly and thousands through radio programs and social media campaigns. It was done through schools outreach and social media campaign in collaboration with Gender Desk (Under the Ministry of Home Affairs) and local leaders in Dodoma in Mpwapwa Districts.
2. HIV AND TB PROJECT - Dawa Zangu Project
A project to advocate for adherence to ARVs and TB drugs to youths group of people living with HIV. It is implemented in Care and Test Clinic at Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital Dodoma since 2019. It targets to improve treatment outcomes and decreasing chance of emergency of resistance which can apparently affect the economy of the country and overall quality of care. About 50 youths of Youth Club at DRRH as well as parents and guardians are served. It is implemented through interactive discussions during regular clinics and also through supporting social media campaign done by the NACP under the ministry of health.