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UNFPA response  

As the confirmed cases of the coronavirus were beginning to rise in South Africa, UNFPA Country Office partnered with a number of Civil Society Organisations to strengthen their capacity to deliver integrated SRHR, HIV and GBV Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) interventions, with a focus on Covid-19, in response to the needs of adolescents and young people.

With the disruption of schools, routine health services and community-level centers, this necessitated UNFPA to adopt creative and flexible outreach strategies to reach young people, particularly through digital platforms to promote Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Social and Behavioural Change Communication. The messaging was packaged creatively for the youth around Covid-19, using content guided by information from the National Department of Health and the World Health Organisation.