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Assessment of Comprehensive Condom Programming (CCP) and reproductive health commodity security (RHCS conducted) conducted by the UNFPA Eastern and Southern Africa sub-Regional Office in May/June 2011, indicated that a total of 13 countries would require post-shipment testing of condoms irrespective of their being sourced from pre-qualified suppliers. 

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UNFPA Africa Impact is a three-year retrospective report showcasing the organization’s progress and achievements in improving people’s lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Delivered in an easy-to-read, magazine style format, it details the focus of UNFPA's work in the region, the challenges faced in sub-Saharan Africa, and how UNFPA is changing this picture. 

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Working with men and boys for the promotion of gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health is key to the attainment of substantive equality. This work acknowledges the ground-breaking contribution made by the women’s movement over many years, starting with ICPD and Beijing, to date. 

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Family planning is a human right. Yet today some 222 million women in developing countries are unable to exercise that right because they lack access to contraceptives, information and quality services or because social and economic forces prevent them from taking advantage of services even where they are available.

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In June 2011, Swaziland joined the international community in signing the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, reaffirming its previous commitments made in 2001 and 2006. The Political Declaration motivates and compels countries to work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal Six to halt and reverse the spread of HIV epidemic by 2015. The 2011 Political Declaration demonstrates the spirit of planning for results through setting time bound targets that countries should achieve by 2015.

 

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This publication on good practices and lessons learned are a collection of experiences of country offices in managing natural disasters. The experiences show how UNFPA guidelines in humanitarian situations have contributed to improving the ICPD (International Conference on Population and development) agenda. These experiences and practice make reference evidence-based tools, strategies, challenges and lessons learned in the course of life saving interventions in sexual and reproductive health and protection in different crisis settings in support of government efforts.
 

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The Maputo Plan of Action for the Operationalisation of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Continental Policy Framework seeks to take thecontinent forward towards the goal of universal access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services in Africa by 2015. It is a short term plan for the period up to 2010 - recently extended to 2015 - built on these action areas: integration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services into PHC, repositioning family planning, developing and promotingyouth-friendly services, unsafe abortion, quality safe motherhood, resource mobilisation, commodity security and monitoring and evaluation.

 

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After more than a decade marked by a protracted civil war that saw the massive destruction of Sierra Leone’s socioeconomic infrastructure, the erosion of the national human resource base, and the breakdown of the entire system, the country has moved gradually through emergency, transition and to an active development phase.

 

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Every year, the Population Secretariat in the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, in its State of the Population Report, publishes key population concerns that need to be addressed in Uganda's quest to improve the quality life of its people. The key objective of this report is to provide comprehensive information and data to stimulate broader and deeper thinking, and to contribute to the public debate about Uganda's future. The report reflects on the most important population and development challenges facing Ugandan society, and their causes and consequences.

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The health sector in Rwanda has made significant progress in recent years. Reproductive health, including family planning and maternal health, is a priority in the Ministry of Health Strategic Plan. The fight against maternal deaths is a concern in Rwanda and registers as one of Rwanda's MDG priorities.

 

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