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  1. Reproductive health national strategy and action plan 2010-2015

    The strategy presented in this document is intended for a broad audience of governmental actors, professional associations, institutions, non-governmental organizations, donors and other stakeholders within reproductive health. As a strategy it has been designed to be as clear and brief as possible. It does not provide an exhaustive list of reproductive health issues faced by the Somali people, but seeks to identify key priority areas (i.e. …

  2. Child marriage in West and Central Africa at a glance

    Child marriage in West and Central Africa is one of the biggest challenges in the region and has enormous adverse effects on education, health, including sexual and reproductive health, and on the overall development of adolescents and youth. This brochure provides recent data and analysis of child marriage in the region.

  3. Why addressing child marriage and adolescent pregnancy is essential to achieving the demographic dividend in West and Central Africa: position paper

    This position paper presents several strong arguments about why it is imperative to address child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, if we want to succeed in harnessing the demographic dividend in West and Central Africa. It also provides recommendations on the key actions different stakeholder groups can take to make this a reality.

  4. State of world population 2018: the power of choice: reproductive rights and the demographic transition

    The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want. When people lack choice, it can have a long-term impact on fertility rates, often making them higher or lower than what most people desire.

  5. The revised international technical guidance on sexuality education - a powerful tool at an important crossroads for sexuality education

    In January 2018, UNESCO, together with UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, and the WHO, completed the substantial technical and political process of updating the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education, thereby unifying a UN position on rationale, evidence, and guidance on designing and delivering comprehensive sexuality education (CSE).

  6. Why addressing child marriage and adolescent pregnancy is essential to achieving the demographic dividend in West and Central Africa: policy brief

    Girls are subject to child marriage, female genital mutilation and limited education and as such, are denied equality of opportunities. At the beginning of 2016, the African Union Heads of State and Government underlined a commitment to put young people and women first by agreeing to focus on “Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth” throughout 2017 and beyond. UNFPA in West and Central Africa recognizes the critical importance of investing in adolescents and youth, particularly adolescent girls. …

  7. Politique des services de santé de la reproduction

    Dans le souci d'améliorer la qualité des prestations en santé de la reproduction correspondant aux besoins prioritaires des populations, le Programme National de Santé de la Reproduction a élaboré des documents de politique, normes de services par niveau (unité de santé de base, poste de santé, centre de santé , hôpitaux régionaux) et cinq guides techniques couvrant le paquet minimum d'activités en santé de la reproduction qui serviront de cadre de référence pour l'ensemble des intervenants. …

  8. HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities, discrimination, and service accessibility among Africa’s youth: Insights from a multi-country study

    Africa’s young people aged 15–24 are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. The impact of the epidemic on young people calls for close attention to the youth dimensions of the epidemic. To inform the development of more effective policies for targeting youth and meeting their needs, the Population Council and partners conducted a study of HIV risk-taking and health-seeking behaviors among young people in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. …

  9. WASH in schools empowers girls’ education. Proceedings of the Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools Virtual Conference 2012

    WASH in Schools (WinS) fosters social inclusion and individual self-respect. By offering an alternative to the stigma and marginalization associated with hygiene issues, it empowers all students – and especially encourages girls and female teachers. In recognition of the positive impact on girls’ school attendance and achievement, initiatives around the world are addressing adolescent girls’ menstrual hygiene management (MHM) needs through WinS programming. …

  10. Southern Sudan HIV/AIDS policy

    The Southern Sudan 2007 HIV/AIDS Policy provides a framework within which HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, support, and impact mitigation efforts will be undertaken over the next five years. More specifically, it is designed to: 1. Ensure GOSS commitment to addressing HIV/AIDS and underscore its preeminent role in leading Southern Sudan’s response to the epidemic. 2. …

  11. HIV and AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa

    (June 2014) Around 270,000 people were living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as of the end of 2012, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). This translates to an overall HIV prevalence of 0.1 percent among adults ages 15 to 49, one of the lowest rates in the world. But other statistics tell a different story. Between 2001 and 2012, the number of new infections in MENA grew by 52 percent—the most rapid increase in HIV among world regions. …

  12. Promouvoir l'éducation pour la santé, la santé sexuelle et reproductive et la prévention du VIH et des conduites addictives auprès des jeunes au Maghreb: Enjeux et perspectives

    Cette rencontre « Promouvoir l’éducation pour la santé, la santé sexuelle et reproductive et la prévention du VIH et des conduites addictives auprès des jeunes au Maghreb : Enjeux et perspectives » a réuni les partenaires concernés, ministères, associations, jeunes et experts afin de proposer une réflexion approfondie autour des enjeux de l’éducation pour la santé dans les sociétés du Maghreb. …

  13. In a life: linking HIV and sexual and reproductive health in people’s lives

    IPPF’s comprehensive response to HIV is situated within a wider sexual and reproductive health framework. It links prevention with treatment, care and support; reduces HIV-related stigma and discrimination; and responds to the unique regional and national characteristics of the HIV epidemic. These real-life testimonies highlight how our work – shaped and pioneered by the efforts of thousands of committed staff, volunteers and partners – makes the vital links between HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights.

  14. Plan d'action triennal de lutte contre les IST/VIH/SIDA du secteur de la fonction publique, du travail, de la jeunesse et des sports

    Le plan d’action du Département de la Fonction Publique, du Travail, de la Jeunesse et des Sports vise à contribuer à l’atteinte des objectifs de la lutte définis dans le Cadre Stratégique National de Lutte contre les IST/VIH/SIDA. Les Cibles du Plan d’action du département sont constitués principalement par le personnel du département, les jeunes membres des associations sportives, les travailleurs, les familles de ces groupes. Les associations de jeunes seront touchées par l’intervention de la société civile et des services décentralisés.

  15. What they really want to know. Developing booklets for young people on growing up and sexuality

    A large proportion of young people worldwide are sexually active, and this exposes them to the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and to the risk of unintended pregnancies. In 2008, 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 gave birth and approximately 40% of these pregnancies were unintended. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years account for more than one third of all new HIV infections, with some 3,000 young people becoming infected with HIV each day. …

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