01 March 2020 – 30 April 2021
The aim of the project was to improve understandings of the effects that urban violence may have on hindering or delaying youth access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and trauma services. Possible context-specific health system interventions to address barriers were identified through stakeholder engagement.
This project built on previous exploratory research conducted in two suburbs of Cape Town with high levels of violence that had focused on the impact of violence on youth access to HIV care. Continuing this work with the University of Essex and University of Southampton, this project expands its focus geographically by collaborating with colleagues at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) São Paulo and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil. It has broadened the healthcare focus to explore the impact of violence on youth access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and trauma services.
It is supported through an NIHR (UK) Global HPSR Development Award.