ROM Mbuya among selected facilities to pilot the YAPS Model
Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM) Mbuya head office is among the selected facilities by the Ministry of Health to pilot the Young People and Adolescent Peer Support Model before roll out to other facilities. This is in a bid to improve identification, linkage, adherence, retention and viral load suppression among HIV positive Adolescents and Young People.
Through this model young people are able to receive health education and intensive adherence counselling and support from fellow peers.
The model also provides young peer supporters with opportunities to develop leadership skills, build their capacity and help combat the negative effects of self-stigma and peer pressure.