Developing peer-led youth camps for HIV prevention and youth development in South Africa: The camp "sizanani (help each other)" program
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Describe the rationale, benefits, and potential of using “camp” for health promotion interventions among youths. Describe the process of developing camp-based HIV prevention program for youths in S. Africa. Discuss opportunities of interdisciplinary collaborations for developing innovative international public health programs.
Keyword(s): Community Assets, Health Education Strategies
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I'm the technical and evaluation consultant for the Camp Sizanani program and have conducted HIV related research for near 20 years. I've also worked closely with Dr. Gwynn Powell a camp researcher, the founder and executive director of the Global Camp Africa, and provided assistance and participated in both the staff training and the HIV prevention camp program in S. Africa.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.