CASE MANAGEMENT

Our Case Management approach follows the most vulnerable individuals, households and groups across service points to assess their comprehensive health and social service needs, advocate for services, plan the service provision structure, facilitate linkages to service providers and evaluate impact created by the services.

 

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TARGETED COMMUNITY OUTREACH

An array of targeted Social Behavior Change activities are employed to deepen HIV knowledge, reduce stigma and discrimination, and facilitate uptake of protective behaviours and available HIV services. One Community also facilitates wider community action against gender inequalities, gender-based violence

 

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HIV TESTING SERVICES

HIV Testing Services (HTS) includes the full range of services that are provided together with HIV testing. These include condom promotion and distribution, TB screening, VMMC promotion, optimization of care and adherence to HIV treatment.

 

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CAPACITY STRENGTHENING

OC supports district government and local community structures to build their technical and organizational capacity for them to better coordinate and sustain HIV impact mitigation and prevention activities

 

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DREAMS

Rolled out in Zomba and Mangochi, DREAMS provides services aimed at preventing HIV in Adolescent Girls and Young Women whilst ensuring they are resilient, empowered and safe.

 

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An array of targeted Social Behavior Change activities are employed to deepen HIV knowledge, reduce stigma and discrimination, and facilitate uptake of protective behaviours and available HIV services. One Community also facilitates wider community action against gender inequalities, and gender-based violence.

COMMUNITY FAIRS

Community Fairs aim at creating demand for existing HIV and AIDS services including condoms, HIV testing and treatment and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Community Fairs also provide a platform for creating community awareness on HIV-related stigma and discrimination, as well as negative cultural practices and gender-based violence.

Community Fairs are conducted in geographic locations with high concentrations of individuals at high HIV risks including vendors, estate workers, and fisher folk. Community Fairs employ entertainment education approaches through song, dance and drama, as well as role modelling through satisfied user testimonies to motivate community members to not only acquire new HIV and AIDS information, but to take preventive measures.

COMMUNITY ACTION SESSIONS

Community Action sessions involve the local community in activities that publicly demonstrate their commitment to preventing Gender-based violence and other negative cultural/gender norms and practices.
Through the fairs One Community also hopes to:

  • Inspire and support individuals and groups in taking action that prevents gender-based violence and discourage negative cultural/gender norms and practices.
  • Coordinate activities and involvement of various groups within the community to support positive change.
  • Maintain momentum for community-wide change by recognizing both small and large efforts of individuals and groups while providing plenty of positive feedback.

SMALL GROUP SESSIONS

Small group sessions are a community discussion platform that aim at bringing together One community priority groups and creating space for them to talk about issues that affect their lives in order to adopt positive health behaviors that will reduce their risk to HIV. The group members are mobilized by the Community Resource Persons (CRP) to attend the sessions in their respective communities.

At the end of each 5-day session, participants are provided with condoms and linked to other necessary services including HIV testing, voluntary medical male circumcision, as well as family planning and other reproductive health services as may be required.

Better known as DREAMS, the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe initiative offers a core package of interventions to reduce vulnerabilities, prevent new infections, increase access to, and uptake of high impact HIV prevention and impact mitigation services, as well as high quality reproductive health and family planning services among out of school  adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

Presently rolled out in Machinga and Zomba, the project uses clubs called Go Girls! Clubs as a platform to mentor adolescent girls and young women and expose them to an array of topics and services around:

  • HIV prevention, care and treatment
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Gender based violence
  • Positive gender roles
  • Positive Parenting skills
  • Financial literacy and economic strengthening

The goal of the Go Girls Club is to increase social assets (knowledge, efficacy, risk reduction skills) and ultimately prevent infections among its members.

One Community supports district government and local community structures to build their technical and organizational capacity for them to better coordinate and sustain HIV impact mitigation and prevention activities. Through this approach, One Community actively involves district and sub-district partners in strategy development and planning process, implementation, monitoring, and data analysis.

One Community achieves this through ensuring:

  • Capacity of districts government and CSO structures is strengthened through:
    • Collaborative planning, implementation and monitoring
    • Sharing of project monitoring data
    • Collaborative working relationships at treatment sites
    • Commemoration and participation in national HIV-related health days and events
    • Support for coordination and networking
  • Capacity of community structures to implement activities improved through:
    • Knowledge and skills transfer
    • Provision of job aids and tools
    • Mentorship and Supportive Supervision
    • Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement

 

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