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THE DRIVE WITH SASHA: A PODCAST ON YOUTH-LED ACTIVITIES IN USAID’S HIV PREVENTION PROGRAMS

In this podcast episode, NextGen Squad members answer important questions, noting which youth-led activities USAID should invest in and how HIV programs can better involve youth and youth-led organizations in their work. They also discuss the importance of evaluating impact and share thoughts on utilizing social media to reach young people with key messages about HIV prevention.

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MOSAIC AT SA AIDS 2023

MOSAIC is heading to Durban, South Africa, for the 11th SA AIDS conference. This year’s conference theme: Act, connect, and end the epidemic. We invite conference attendees to join us for the following sessions.

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YOUTH LEADERS AND USAID CELEBRATE YOUTH IN DEVELOPMENT

Today, nearly one third of the global population are youth ages 10-29. Their voices and skills help propel USAID’s development work and create positive change in their communities and around the world. In celebration of the first anniversary of USAID’s updated Youth in Development Policy, USAID invited youth leaders and USAID leadership to talk about the importance of youth engagement in the health sector.

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CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF MOSAIC’S NEXTGEN SQUAD

This month marks the first anniversary of the formation of MOSAIC’s NextGen Squad. Today, we celebrate their first year as a team by highlighting just a few of their many accomplishments and sharing some of their reflections on the future of MOSAIC and HIV prevention.

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LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS: PREPARING TO SUPPORT SUSTAINED ACCESS AND EFFECTIVE USE OF HIV PREVENTION PRODUCTS

The success of efforts to introduce new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) methods for HIV prevention, such as the PrEP ring and injectable CAB PrEP, will also rely on local partners. That’s why one of MOSAIC’s five strategic objectives is dedicated to strengthening local partner capacity to design and implement high-quality product introduction activities and research.

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CHANGING THE DYNAMIC: HOW THE HIV PREVENTION AMBASSADOR TRAINING PACKAGE IS ENHANCING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN ZIMBABWE

The HIV Prevention Ambassador Training Package is designed to support the meaningful engagement of youth “Ambassadors” in helping adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) remain free from HIV. Recognizing young people as full partners in HIV prevention is a key step toward equalizing the response to the epidemic — today’s World AIDS Day theme and call to action.

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PARENTS, PARTNERS, AND PEERS: THE ROLE OF INFLUENCERS IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS’ AND YOUNG WOMEN’S PrEP USE

We know that adolescent girls and young women live complex lives full of important relationships that shape the decisions they make. Yet too often efforts to generate demand for PrEP fail to reach beyond the individual user to her support system—those trusted people in her life who she leans on when making important choices. But demand generation for PrEP is evolving.

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