Global Integrated Innovations supports strategies that reduce vulnerabilities, reduce transmission, improve access to support services and provide hope. We achieve this through focusing on the following aspects of HIV/AIDS that extend from adolescence and youth to adults especially women.
- Prevention: Global Integrated Innovations uses innovative ways to prevent new infections of HIV, especially among the most vulnerable individuals in society. Our activities are geared towards ensuring that vulnerable individuals are not exploited. Our current project includes the “No Sugar for Me”project.
- Access: Global Integrated Innovations works towards equitable access by ensuring the people living with HIV and AIDS have equitable access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART).
- Care: Global Integrated Innovations works to support people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS across Africa.
Global Integrated innovations Africa believes in the value of home-grown solutions and that sustainable development begins with people and the ownership and realization of their ideas. Any change and intervention must stand in organic relationship to what the people on the ground are already doing. We use our unique and long-standing experience in community, sexual and reproductive health, local capacity development, and gender activities to contribute to HIV programming in over a dozen countries. Global Integrated Innovations supports prevention, treatment, care, and support activities that are based on science-based methods and contribute to reducing HIV incidence and promoting quality of life for persons infected and/or affected by HIV.
Adolescent HIV Prevention: The “No Sugar For Me” Project
Global integrated Innovations is a sub-grantee to El-Firezo Associates, Kenya in the implementation of the “No Sugar For Me”, an adolescent HIV prevention project in Bungoma, Western Kenya. In this project, we empower young girls on how to identify sugar daddies and ways to say no to transactional sex using an innovative evidence based training manual and video with interactive educational materials and games. The video features competitive games that simulate real-life encounters that prompt talking exercises on social media. This project is targeted at creating awareness among adolescents on HIV prevention.
These educational modules address contextual factors that lead to transactional sex and HIV infection among adolescent girls in Western Kenya. The project “No Sugar for Me” has currently enrolled 400 school girls.