Re-Engage Adolescents and Children with HIV (REACH)

REACH is a facility situated peer support model that aims to improve HIV treatment and care services and treatment outcomes for adolescents living with HIV. REACH sets out to demonstrate an innovative approach of harnessing the lived expertise of A/YPLHIV (18-24yrs) as lay community health workers who are integrated into health facilities as Peer Supporters to improve treatment and care services amongst their adolescent peers (10 – 19 years).

The model also places emphasis on providing the Peer Supporter with skills, capacity-building and opportunity to improve their own health and wellbeing.

REACH was implemented across 25 facilities from 2015-2020 with ongoing technical support being provided in the integration of peer support methodologies in HIV service delivery and all PATA programmes.