UNICEF Conference Report- Adolescents and HIV

The SAM4SRH (Social Accountability Monitoring for Sexual Reproductive Health Rights) model is lauded for its robust approach to enhancing HIV prevention among adolescents and young people through gender-responsive and integrated health systems

A young person at the launch of a social accountability tool for SRH services for young people.
GBell/UNICEF2022

Highlights

The SAM4SRH (Social Accountability Monitoring for Sexual Reproductive Health Rights) model is lauded for its robust approach to enhancing HIV prevention among adolescents and young people through gender-responsive and integrated health systems, as delineated in the comprehensive conference report. The report delves into the model's implementation, spotlighting skill-building sessions that have significantly improved the understanding of integrated care encompassing HIV, SRH (Sexual and Reproductive Health), and MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support). It also confronts the challenges of expanding these services and offers strategic solutions for scaling up. Central to the model's success is the MobiSAfAIDS application, a UNICEF-supported innovation in Eswatini that has revolutionized how AYP (Adolescents and Young People) monitor and interact with healthcare providers, leading to a remarkable 320% improvement in service delivery and preempting a national SRH commodity crisis. Accompanying the report is a visually informative poster that articulates the functionalities of the MobiSAfAIDS App, and showcases the app's significant role in bridging the communication gap between youth and health service providers, allowing for real-time reporting and resolution of SRH and other issues. Since its launch, the app has led to enhanced service provision and influenced policy reform, as evidenced by the resolution of the majority of the 648 issues reported between June 2022 and March 2023. The poster, in particular,  underscores the importance of documenting these processes for scalable models.

Cover picture for MobiSAM Report Conference Report
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