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The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change started in 2008 and has just completed the first half of its Phase II implementation period (2014–17). This annual report highlights results achieved in 2015 across the three outcome areas of the programme.

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This document provides a country profile for Eritrea, government priorities, the previous country programme, and the proposed country programme for 2017-2021.

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This document provides a country profile for Mozambique, government priorities, the previous country programme, and the proposed country programme for 2017-2020.

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Namibia has a mature HIV epidemic, with an estimated HIV prevalence of 14 per cent. Key challenges in the health sector include poor maternal mortality and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) indicators. Given that most HIV infections are sexually transmitted, linking SRH and HIV services simply makes sense.

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Over the last two decades, Zambia’s HIV response has achieved some notable results. Adult HIV prevalence is projected to have declined from 14 per cent in 2007 to 12 per cent in 2013. Despite this progress, HIV remains a major threat to the country. Given that most HIV infections are sexually transmitted, linking SRH and HIV services simply makes sense.

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Zimbabwe has an adult HIV prevalence of 15 per cent and high maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates. The maternal mortality ratio (MMR), which showed signs of decline in the mid 2000s, increased significantly to 960 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010/2011, but began to show signs of decline in 2014 (614 deaths per 100,000 live births). Given that most HIV infections are sexually transmitted, linking SRH and HIV services simply makes sense.

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With support from the SRHR (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) and HIV Linkages Project funded by the European Union, and the Governments of Sweden and Norway, Lesotho has forged critical partnerships with a range of civil society organizations. These partnerships have boosted access to integrated services for highly vulnerable populations and strengthened demand for services within communities.

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Since launching in 2014, UNFPA's Safeguard Young People Programme has achieved significant results. The programme works to scale up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people in Southern Africa through a multi-sectoral approach, touching on policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, sexuality education for in- and out-of-school youth as well as youth empowerment. This report reflects on the significant accomplishments made from the programme as well as best practices and lessons learned that is crucial for the continued success of the programme moving forward.
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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21-25 May 2016. The theme of the event was: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa."

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21-25 May 2016. The theme of the event was: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa."

 

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