The focus of our work is to equip healthcare professionals with the skills they need to provide long term care for children and adolescents living with HIV. Through targeted on-site mentoring, action plan development and ongoing remote support, our teams work alongside health facility staff of all cadres to rapidly improve their service for their community.
Based on over ten year’s experience of working in South Africa and in response to the changing need in communities, we adapt our programmes as required to focus on improving care for children and young people living with HIV.
CHIVA Africa is dedicated to improving healthcare for children living with HIV. Our paediatric programme works on-site with individual health facilities to build the knowledge and skills of healthcare workers. Multidisciplinary teams provide mentoring and teaching to a variety of healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and psychologists.
‘OUR YOUTH, OUR FUTURE’ – Adolescent Programme
UNAIDS estimates that there are 320,000 adolescents living with HIV in South Africa – this is the highest in the world. Our adolescent programme empowers healthcare workers to provide high quality HIV and Sexual & Reproductive Health services through the provision of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Services (AYFS). Our specialist teams of AYFS Coordinators and Mentors provide structured teaching, mentoring and quality improvement support that is tailored to meet the needs of each clinic. Further clinical expertise is provided by our Nurse Mentors.