South Africa is still experiencing the world's largest and fastest growing HIV epidemic with approximately 288,400 new infections a year. Almost 60% of all new HIV infections occur amongst adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 24.
Launched by the NGO loveLife, the iloveLife platform is an innovative cell-phone based system for young people offering interactive information on sexual and reproductive health and rights and connecting young people with clinical health services and facilities with the ultimate aim of promoting healthy lifestyles.
Through the support of the Innovation Fund, UNFPA added a clinic locator and rating system to the existing mobisite, iloveLife. The objective was to connect young people with clinical health services and facilities that offer youth-friendly services increasing both preventative care as well as treatment.