Day 9: Champion Project
December 3, 2013
A global women’s health organization, EngenderHealth works in 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas to train health professionals and partner with communities and governments to support the availability of high-quality family planning health services.
In Tanzania, where many live in rural areas with limited health care information and options, EngenderHealth has embarked on an innovative five-year initiative to increase men’s involvement in preventing the spread of HIV. Called Champion Project, the initiative uses video to address the underlying gender issues and power imbalances in relationships that facilitate the spread of HIV, turning men from bystanders into champions.
The campaign aims to reduce men’s high-risk behaviors, promote fidelity and a reduction in the number of sexual partners, eliminate gender-based violence, and increase men’s participation in health services.