Youth Vision Zambia Holds a National Level Policy Dialogue

Youth Vision Zambia, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and SAfAIDS, co-organized a National Level Policy Dialogue. The key objective of the dialogue was to create a platform for effective advocacy and to establish the status on sexual reproductive heath rights. Participants called for the formation of a coalition of civil society organisations (CSO), the Zambian Government and U.S. Implementing Partners. Another outcome from the dialogue was the inclusion of an SRH specialist at the National AIDS Council (NAC), who should work closely on RH and HIV with the Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) and the CSO specialists.

Youth Vision Zambia has also completed a training of Zambian journalists to increase their engagement and accuracy in reporting on reproductive health and HIV. The workshop emphasized the important role the media can play in improving accountability and transparency in the utilization of public resources and in holding service providers to account in maintaining proper standards.