Meet the Youth Champions for Differentiated Care

Shanine Mushonga

Country: Zimbabwe
Age: 21
Occupation: Community Adolescent Treatment Supporter
Organization: Africaid Zvandiri

Who are the Youth Champions?

As a young woman who is openly living with HIV, l believe in the involvement of adolescents and young people in programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of peer-led interventions. As young people we know best what works for us.

What motivated you personally to get involved in the HIV response?

I was motivated by the high rates of adolescents and young people living with HIV and the number of new infections within this age group due to lack of information.

What is the topic of your project?

To develop a nuanced understanding of the differentiated care needs of young people living with HIV Zimbabwe, and to document and advocate for these needs.

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