11 October 2017
The Eastern Cape Provincial Government is embarking on a two-day HIV Prevention Programme for Young Adolescent Girls and Women. According to a government spokesperson, Sonwabo Mbananga, the meeting is an outcome of the Provincial Young Women and Girls Camp last year where adolescent girls (15-19 years) engaged in addressing different issues that affect them.
“The overall objective of the programme is to keep the momentum on the Inaugural Camp for young women and girls by putting the spotlight on issues that contribute to high teenage pregnancy rate and HIV among young women and girls in the province,” said Mbananga.
He added that one of the key resolutions from a recently held Provincial Young Women’s camp was that all districts, led by their Executive Mayors, should host their own young women’s camp to design and discuss interventions that will lead to the implementation of programmes towards the reduction of HIV among adolescent girls and young women.
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