Lesotho: Dreams Programme Relaunched

THE United States Ambassador to Lesotho, Rebecca Gonzales, last night led the relaunch of the DREAMS Lesotho programme.

DREAMS is an acronym for the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe programme which is aimed at combatting HIV/AIDS by protecting, empowering and investing in young women.

It was initiated in Lesotho in 2015 and works across 10 Sub-Saharan African countries to reduce the rate of HIV infections in adolescent girls and young women.

It does this by offering HIV testing services, post-violence care for survivors of gender-based violence, school-based HIV and violence prevention programmes and access to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive healthcare as well as a full range of contraceptive methods.