Youth Peer Health Education (YPHE) is a health promotion technique that is influential in teaching and sharing sexual health and HIV/AIDS related information, attitudes and values among youth in low-resource settings. Highlands Hope Umbrella an Organization based in Njombe Tanzania has been using this technique in primary school settings for number of years.
The Southern Highlands Participatory Organization (SHIPO) is a Tanzanian Non Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Njombe, Tanzania.
Apart from different projects they have been implementing, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health is one of the areas they are also focusing in primary schools.
Youth Peer Health Education (YPHE) in primary schools, a program developed and pioneered by Highlands Hope Umbrella and its Canadian partner McGill University, has become a very popular approach to disseminate awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and children’s rights issues to children and adolescents.