Schweizer Vertretungen im Ausland
The UNFPA Safeguard Young People programme (SYP) will contribute to the reduction of HIV infections and improved sexual and reproductive health and rights status of young women and men aged 10 to 24 in eight Southern African countries: Zambia, Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho. UNFPA will scale up SRHR/HIV prevention models and youth friendly health services (YFHS) in order to equip young people with knowledge, skills and values to protect themselves and capacitate member states to improve the legislative environment to address young people’s health issues.
Südafrikanische Entwicklungsgemeinschaft (SADC)
Reproduktive Gesundheit & Rechte
Stärkung der Gesundheitssysteme
Although HIV incidence rates have gone down, the region of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) still accounts for 83 percent of global infections among young people. The regional average of comprehensive knowledge of HIV and AIDS stands at 41 percent and 33 percent for males and females respectively. This is far below the 2010 target of 95 percent.
While female youths have higher HIV incidence rates, their male counterparts die more often from HIV. Today SRHR programmes are estimated at reaching 45-50 percent of eligible young people. Laws, systems and services related to SRHR introduced during the last three years are still inadequately implemented despite the number of commitments expressed by governments in international and regional human rights and SRHR fora.
 All in # End Adolescent AIDS, UNAIDS, 17 February 2015
 Young People Today. Time to Act Now, UNESCO, 2013
Primary target group: Adolescents (10-19) and young people (10-24) in the eight SADC countries. Young people most at risk of HIV including young sex workers, those living in HIV hotspot communities or in communities with high teenage pregnancy and/or high early marriage rates.
Secondary target group: Change agents implementing youth programmes: teachers, youth workers, service providers, health service providers, young peer educators, traditional initiation instructors, chiefs policymakers, law enforcement agents, and parents.
 Zambia, Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho
The integration of SYP into UNFPA’s structures contributes to the sustainability of the project.
Resultate von früheren Phasen:
The independent End of Phase Review considered SYP to be a success. Three years into the SYP project, youths are more aware of HIV risky behaviours and have a better understanding of SRHR. HIV incidence rates are slowly dropping. Legislations are dealing with outstanding youth and children’s issues.
 The Model Law on Eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Children already in Marriage was adopted by SADC PF on 3 June 2016.
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (UNO)
UNFPA’s Global Programme for Reproductive Health Commodity Security, European Union, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) affiliates at country level, AfriYan, Restless Development, UNESCO.
|Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren||
Coordination with the National Ministries of Health, Youth, Gender, and Education. Coordination with the EU supported HIV/SRHR Linkages project, SADC Strengthening Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting of OVC&Y Project, REPSSI, MiET Africa and Strengthening Social Accountability and Oversight in Health and Agriculture project (Action Aid International).
|Budget||Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF 8’228’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF 8’216’036|
Phase 2 01.02.2017 - 31.12.2019 (Completed)Phase 1 01.08.2013 - 31.01.2017 (Completed)