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In line with the conference theme “Breaking Barriers Building Bridges”, this workshop addresses many of the barriers for young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to achieve good health outcomes and present the bridges that can be built to overcome these barriers.  The session will focus on the importance of putting youth at the centre in the design, implementation and delivery of HIV services. This workshop focuses on community-driven demand creation as a promising tool to improve the provision of healthcare services. The workshop will put youth at the centre.

14:30
Welcome and introduction
Shanine Mushonga, Africaid Zvandiri, Zimbabwe
14:40
Common challenges faced by YPLHIV in accessing health services
Tanaka George Chirombo, Youth and Society (YAS), Malawi
Ananelang Motumi, Wits RHI, South Africa
Arnold Mwakalindo, Family Health Options Kenya, Kenya
Grace Ngulube, WeCare Malawi, Malawi
Gladwell Muthoni Mwaura, Family Health Options Kenya, Kenya
Phakamani Moyo, Paediatric Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA), Zimbabwe
14:50
What is demand creation? What is differentiated service delivery? What are youth-friendly services?
Kelvin Makura, Zimbabwe Young Positives, Zimbabwe
15:10
The role of advocacy and activism in demand creation
Wame Mosime, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, Botswana
15:30
Lessons from the field
Carlo André Oliveras Rodriguez, Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC), Puerto Rico
Tshepo Ngoato, Y+ South Africa, South Africa
Daxa Patel, National Coalition of People Living with HIV in India (NCPI+), India
Moses Bwire, Peer to Peer Uganda (PEERU), Uganda
15:50
Making your point, messaging and communication
Mercy Ngulube, CHIVA, United Kingdom
16:10
Building champions
Grace Ngulube, WeCare Malawi, Malawi
Mercy Ngulube, CHIVA, United Kingdom
Tung Doan Thanh, Lighthouse Social Enterprise, Vietnam
L'Orangelis Thomas Negron, International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), Kenya
16:35
Resolution of common challenges
Tanaka George Chirombo, Youth and Society (YAS), Malawi
Ananelang Motumi, Wits RHI, South Africa
Arnold Mwakalindo, Family Health Options Kenya, Kenya
Grace Ngulube, WeCare Malawi, Malawi
Gladwell Muthoni, FHOK, Kenya
Phakamani Moyo, Paediatric Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA), Zimbabwe
16:45
Wrap up and take home messages
Shanine Mushonga, Africaid Zvandiri, Zimbabwe
Anna Grimsrud, International AIDS Society (IAS), South Africa