Webinar on the Adolescent Perspective: Creating Adolescent Friendly Transition Policies & Programs for ALHIV

PEPFAR, in collaboration with AIDSTAR-One, is presenting a series of webinars targeting program planners and policy makers interested in improving services for adolescents living with HIV through the use of tools supported by PEPFAR and USAID’s Africa Bureau.

Please join us for the third discussion in the series, a pdf presentation (PDF, 597 KB) on The Adolescent Perspective: Creating Adolescent Friendly Transition Policies and Programs for Adolescents Living with HIV in Sub Saharan Africa. As the number of vertically infected adolescents living with HIV continues to grow, there is an increased need to support these individuals as they transition from pediatric to adult care. Transition is a “multifaceted, active process that attends to the medical, psychological and educational or vocational needs of adolescents as they move from child focused to adult focused health care” (Reiss and Gibson 2002). With the limited number of health and community care providers throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, it is likely that many adolescents will not experience a physical transition from one clinic to another; however, all ALHIV undergo a mental transition to adulthood, and during this time-period self-care and self-management of HIV is key. In the spirit of “nothing about them, without them”, AIDSTAR-One is bringing in the adolescent voice from the Zvandiri program in Zimbabwe to share important insights and experiences on adolescent-friendly service provision and transition strategies for program planners and policy makers globally.

Joining us from the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), this webinar will be moderated by Alice Armstrong from the World Health Organization who is also a presenter in the launch of the Global Guidelines for on HIV Testing and Counseling and Care in Adolescents organized by WHO and UNICEF at ICASA. During the discussion, participants will be encouraged to share additional practices and experiences.

Event Details:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
8:00-9:00 AM EDT

To join the meeting please visit: https://ac.usaid.gov/as1transitionpoliciesprogramsalhiv/. Please log in as GUEST, using your first and last name.

For those joining by phone, please use the following conference line information:

  • US Dial-in # (800) 516-9896*
  • International Dial-in # (816) 650-0725*
  • Participant Code: 3387500684
Time Topic Speaker
5 minutes Participants log in All participants
5 minutes Welcome and opening remarks Elizabeth Berard, USAID
25 minutes The Adolescent Perspective Loyce Maturu, Zvandiri Program
25 minutes Discussion Period Alice Armstrong, WHO