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Best practices in programming for adolescent girls and young women: A compendium of interventions and lessons learned from the USAID Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP)

October 18, 2022
OVC and AGYW, Health, HIV/AIDS

This compendium aims to support practitioners working with adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) by providing insights and recommendations based on experiences implementing the United States Agency for International Development's Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (USAID Z-CHPP). Reflections consider both the process of implementation and outcomes. Some lessons are specific to Zambia and U.S. President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPF AR) funding, but many can be applied or adapted to many contexts.

The compendium is designed to be a reference document, so readers should feel free to jump right to the sections of most interest and relevance to them. It begins by introducing Z-CHPP and its approach to implementing DREAMS programming. The descriptions of DREAMS structures highlight how services were organized and where and when they were delivered. This is followed by overarching reflections that address broader topics of project implementation, including staffing structure, data use, and key collaborators, or themes that transcended a particular service. Then, the compendium details the primary and secondary services delivered under Z-CHPP's DREAMS programming. Each service starts with a brief rationale for the intervention area, followed by a description of the activity or activities, with a focus on the process and tools. Key project results for the interventions are provided, and the sections conclude with targeted reflections on the services.


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