Field Assessment of Emergency Plan Centrally-Funded HIV Prevention Programs for Youth


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Author(s): Speizer I, Lopez C

Year: 2007

Abstract:

In an effort to mitigate the spread of HIV among youth in developing nations, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funded 14 faith-based and nongovernmental organizations in 2004 and 2005 to carry out multi-country HIV prevention programs that have as their primary objective the promotion of abstinence until marriage, fidelity in marriage and sexual relationships, and avoidance of unhealthy sexual behaviors among youth aged 10-24. In 2006, MEASURE Evaluation began an evaluation to assess and improve the quality of these centrally-funded programs in Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. The evaluation was divided into two phases: a process evaluation phase (Phase I) and an outcome evaluation phase (Phase II). The primary focus of Phase I was to produce information useful for making recommendations for “mid-course corrections” to the programs to help maximize their potential benefits. This Phase I report provides an assessment of the quality and rigor of the programs, as well as overall recommendations for strengthening these and other abstinence and partner reduction programs for youth.

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