2017 REPSSI Forum: Equity, Equality for all Girls, Boys and Youth

REPSSI is a non-profit organisation working to lessen the devastating social and emotional (psychosocial) impact of poverty, conflict, HIV and AIDS among children and youth across East and Southern Africa. REPSSI and its partners host a biannual psychosocial support forum to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of psychosocial support (PSS) and to share knowledge on approaches to providing it. The theme of the 2017 forum, which took place in Arusha, Tanzania from 4-6 September, 2017, was “Equity, Equality for all Girls, Boys and Youth.”  Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #PSS4ALL.

ASSIST staff presented on our work using quality improvement methods to strengthen the quality of health and social services for orphans and vulnerable children:

Diana Chamrad (Improvement Director, ASSIST) and Taroub Faramand (president, WI-HER) gave a virtual presentation on "Guidance for Improving Family Planning/HIV Integration Service Delivery for Adolescent Girls and Young Women" that describes:

  • Why family planning/HIV integration is critical for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)
  • How the quality improvement (QI) process can help implementers effectively integrate quality FP/HIV services
  • A case example of FP/HIV integration in the DREAMS Initiative in Northern Uganda
  • Tools developed to support delivery of high-quality FP/HIV services for adolescent girls and young women in community settings

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 17:00
Arusha, Tanzania
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