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Countries around the world have committed to a historic ambition: to end preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation.
A Common Cause shows why two key movements in global health – maternal and child health, and Universal Health Coverage – need to join forces to make that ambition a reality.
The report argues for universal access to an integrated continuum of care for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, provided through strengthened primary healthcare and referral systems.
Adolescence is a key period where individuals of all gender identities form attitudes, opinions and beliefs – about themselves, about their sexuality and about their place in the world. It is a period when ideas about equality can become ingrained. The study emphasizes that a holistic approach to advancing gender equality and sexual and reproductive health must include both adolescent girls and boys. It highlights the need to engage adolescent boys and young men as allies to achieve gender equality and as supporters of women’s empowerment, as well as the importance of addressing the specific health and social development needs of boys themselves.
Keywords: HIV, STI, condom, sexual orientation, gender identity, violence, women, girls
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to programme designers, implementers, policy and decision makers on how to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS response and broader health programming, and to demonstrate why adolescents and youth are critical in efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. It also highlights what steps should be taken to implement programmes and policies that improve adolescent health outcomes (including for HIV) at the national, regional and global levels.
The purpose of this document is to provide the MoHMS and other government Ministries and their partners with a concise review and analysis of the health needs of adolescents in Fiji. The focus is on physical and mental health (including sexual and reproductive health, mental disorder and substance use, nutrition and rheumatic heart disease). Some relevant social determinants are highlighted (particularly education and employment), as these are important drivers for adolescent health and wellbeing.
The programmes described in this document aim to reduce HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women. The epidemic dynamics, however, require programming that cuts across age and gender. New HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women are substantially higher than among males of the same age because HIV is more commonly acquired from male sexual partners who are a few or several years older. Gender inequality also disproportionately affects girls and women, but addressing it requires working with both women and men to consider not only unequal power dynamics, but also risk practices and underlying social and gender norms.
Youth LEAD aims to surface the issues of adolescent key populations including adolescents living with HIV through their personal stories. This book presents seven stories of adolescents in three countries, namely, Thailand, China and the Philippines with an aim to inform ways to support and strengthen HIV programming and policy development in the region. Most importantly, these stories reflect realities of adolescents from key populations that may inspire other adolescents on how they are able to weather the storm and fight for their rights.
This brief highlights new understanding, gained through Link Up, around engaging and providing services for adolescents living with HIV.
This report lays out by country significant pieces of work that contribute to ending child marriage in eight countries of South Asia.
It starts with an overview of major regional initiatives, and then it covers government, UN and civil society/NGO initiatives by country. A final matrix identifies key strategies per initiative. A number of policies, key studies, and national plans are included as well for a better understanding of the legal foundation of child marriage and adolescent empowerment work.
Keywords: girls, adolescents, violence, rights, children
The ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’ Super-Fast- Track framework and action plan builds on remarkable success achieved between 2011 and 2015 in reducing the number of new HIV infections among children as well as increasing the number of children with HIV on treatment.
It provides a menu of policy and programmatic actions designed to enable countries and partners to close the remaining HIV prevention and treatment gap for children, adolescents young women, and expectant mothers.
Lessons from Link Up about the unique challenges and opportunities in engaging 10-19 year olds in integrated HIV and SRHR services.