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SMS Biz/U-Report

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The Geração Biz Programme (PGB) is a Government of Mozambique programme to provide quality health information and services to adolescents and young people, to help reduce child marriage and early pregnancy.

Discover the SMS Biz/U-Report platform, established under PGB, which is an SMS-based service that supports adolescents and young people with confidential access to free information, counselling and referrals on the issues of child marriage, gender-based violence, HIV, and other sexual and reproductive health challenges faced by youth.

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Youth Enterprise Model: Uganda

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Empowering, educating and employing adolescents and youth is a precondition for harnessing the demographic dividend, unleashing the power of young people and paving the path to prosperity. This is what the Youth Enterprise Model (YEM) embodies.

By integrating sexual and reproductive health with formal and informal business and employment training, YEM presents great opportunities for Uganda’s young people. Here's how.

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What we do

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Your support will help UNFPA protect human rights and make a difference around the world: unfpa.org/donate

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What do midwives do?

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Midwives are the main caregivers for pregnant women and their newborns. But they don't just deliver babies. Find out more about what they do and why their role is so critical for saving the lives of mothers and newborn babies.

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Young People in Burundi: Potential Fulfilled

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More than 2000 youth, aged 16-30 years old, visit Centre Jeunes Kamenge in Burundi every day. The centre runs learning, recreational and cultural activities that help develop young people's skills and promote peace and solidarity among them. With the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and other partner organizations, it also provides HIV and sexual and reproductive health services in a youth-friendly environment.

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Burundi: Improving Family Planning and Preventing Maternal Deaths

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Burundi has the second highest population density in sub-Saharan Africa, with 379 inhabitants per square kilometre. On average each woman has 6 children in her lifetime. Every 4 hours, 1 woman dies of pregnancy or childbirth-related causes. Family planning is key to sustainable development in Burundi.

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28th African Union Summit on Demographic Dividend

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This video is a summary of events at the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 22-31 January 2017. The theme was 'Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth'.

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UNFPA Flood Response in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe

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When floods in Tsholotsho in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland North province left women and girls without access to reproductive health, UNFPA worked with the government to restore their basic health needs through the provision of Dignity Kits, with support from Health Development Fund partners Irish Aid, Sweden, UK Aid and the European Union.

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The Day I Became a Woman

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The day I was mutilated. The day I became a woman.

End female genital mutilation.

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iAccelerator Innovators' Journey, Rwanda

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The iAccelerator programme encourages young people to think critically and creatively about issues related to sexual and reproductive health and seeks to generate innovative, youth-led solutions to these issues. Through a consultative process, the following challenge has been identified: Access to quality sexual and reproductive information and services for young people.

The competition was launched on 2 December 2016 and was followed with a series of boot camps, outreach events and a media campaign throughout the country to encourage the youth to apply and benefit from this opportunity. Following a successful campaign, the competition closed on 23 January 2017. A panel of judges and experts reviewed over 231 applications to shortlist a group of 10 innovators. The Top 10 innovators will present their ideas at the pitch event, for a chance to be picked as the final four.

The top 4 innovative solutions will receive a grant of 10,000 USD, and selected innovators will be coached, mentored and trained under the programme.

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