Niko Nao: Activating a Social Movement Around HIV Self Testing for Men


​“Niko Nao” means ​“I’m with them” in Swahili. To be part of the Niko Nao movement is to offer support regardless of the results. It’s about coming together as a community to fight against the disease. Niko Nao offers a radically different narrative around HIV: one that celebrates health and leverages the support of close social networks.

She Conquers Campaign, South Africa

She Conquers is a national campaign aimed at empowering adolescent girls and young women and is a coordinated initiative to intensify efforts to enable adolescent girls and young women to reach their potential and maximize their contribution to a democratic South Africa. It is a campaign led by girls and young women, intended to educate and engage other young women, focusing on school retention, gender-based violence reduction, and income generation opportunities for AGYW, through a rights-based and multisectoral approach.

Moremi Initiative’s Leadership Development

The Moremi Initiative’s Leadership Development program identifies young African women with potential and passion for transformational leadership roles and prepares them through rigorous training to take such roles. Each year Moremi Initiative identifies a cadre of 25 extraordinary young African women between the ages of 19-25.Candidates are drawn from every region in Africa and the Diaspora through highly competitive processes and according to criteria that include demonstrated leadership potential, service to their community, and commitment to women’s empowerment.

Meet the Divine Divas: Four inspirational characters designed to capture girls’ attention and aspirations

A key to the Diva Centre’s success lies in the Divine Divas themselves. Our team devised a quartet of aspirational characters, each one represents a different type of contraception. Supergirl uses the IUD, Ms. Ambition picks the implant, and condoms are the perfect choice for the Everygirl. By leading with a vision of who girls want to be, not scary side effects (girls commonly hear that condoms give you cancer and the pill makes you infertile), the Divine Divas help teens imagine themselves using contraception, and achieve, their futures.

DHIS2: District Health Information Sftware 2 (DHIS2)

District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) is an open source, web-based health management information system (HMIS) platform. Today, DHIS2 is the world's largest HMIS platform, in use by 67 low and middle-income countries. Key features: governed open source, dynamic embrace of technology, in-country ownership, capacity building, uptake by key global health institutions, DHIS2’s ability to integrate with other software, benefits of scale, cross-sector applicability and interoperability, sustainability. 

GOALS model

The GOALS model, part of the Spectrum System, is intended to support strategic planning at the national level by providing a tool to link program goals and funding. The model can helps answer:
·    How much funding is required to achieve the goals of the strategic plan?
·    What goals can be achieved with the available resources?
·    What is the effect of alternate patterns of resource allocation on the achievement of program goals?

Spectrum Models

Spectrum is a suite of user-friendly policy models providing policymakers, planners, and programmers with analytical tools to project future needs and examine the effects of policy options. To access the models, users must download the entire Spectrum suite tools on a Windows computer platform. The models include: DemProj, FamPlan, LiST, AIM, GOALS, Resource Needs Model, RAPID, Safe Motherhood and Allocate.