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The Advocacy Fellows Program

Background Information: The Advocacy Fellows Program is designed to support emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement creative, context-specific advocacy projects focused on HIV prevention research and implementation in their countries and communities. Advocacy Fellows carry out their projects while based at “Host Organisations” in their respective countries.

Advocacy Fellows design and execute activities to affect specific changes along the HIV prevention research to rollout continuum in their chosen contexts at the community, national or regional level. Fellows’ projects may also focus on “test and treat” or ARV treatment as prevention strategies, which are being implemented in many contexts.

Fellows receive training, financial support and technical assistance to plan and implement a targeted one-year project within host organizations focused on HIV/AIDS.

Current Fellows

Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communication (IHDC) - 2019 Fellow
"In 2019, my goal is to influence the Malawi government to consider adolescent girls and young women as a priority population for PrEP rollout."
New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) - 2019 Fellow
"It is imperative for the youth to be adequately informed about comprehensive sexual education and have access to HIV and sexual reproductive health services."
Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) - 2019 Fellow
"It is about empowering individuals and communities to ensure inclusive policies are put in place to end the pandemic."
Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme (BHESP) - 2019 Fellow
"I would like to undertake an advocacy project for a rights-based approach to partner notification among female sex workers."
Ashodaya Samithi - 2019 Fellow
"My project will focus on time-bound PrEP advocacy to mitigate the impact of HIV among the sex worker population."
Peer to Peer Uganda - 2019 Fellow
"For me to give a young person out there any chance to a better life is important and is the source of my strength to advocate for HIV prevention."
Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) - 2019 Fellow
South Africa
"Advocating and fighting for the vulnerable populations and this fellowship will help me ensure that the next generation does not go through half of the things we went through and that they won’t have to fight the same battles that we had to fight."

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