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This review provides an overview of MHM policies and programmes in the ESA region, with a focus on education, school and community-based sexuality education, WASH, sexual and reproductive health, workplace support and humanitarian programming, as well as opening up the discussion regarding marginalized groups of women and girls such as disabled, prisoners and transgender men.

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Last year saw the end of UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Programme Action Plan 2014-2017, which focused on women and young people as our priorities. We close this phase with a slew of impressive achievements, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 3 on Health, SDG 4 on Education and SDG 5 on Gender Equality. This, our 2017 annual report, details UNFPA's achievements in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region, for women and young people in particular.

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This report presents the results of the sixth annual survey on the availability of modern contraceptives and essential life-saving maternal, sexual and reproductive health medicines in Mozambican health facilities, which aimed to contextualize the current status of maternal and reproductive health medicines in the country.

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This study looks at the gendered impact of the 2016 drought in southern Mozambique, specifically the ways in which it affected women and girls. It is beneficial for those wishing to better inform their policy and programmes targeting women and girls in southern Mozambique, as well as other similar drought-affected areas.

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This study sought to determine the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of stakeholders at the community level that can support distribution of family planning commodities.

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This paper attempts to identify and cost priority intervention areas for impact on maternal and child mortality over the next five years in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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This report is a situational analysis on the scale, determinants, consequences and responses to violence against women (VAW) in South Africa. It finds that VAW is highly prevalent in the country. More than half of the women murdered in 2009 (56 per cent) were killed by an intimate partner.

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At 26 per cent, HIV prevalence amongst youth in Swaziland is high. This report features results from a rapid assessment of condom needs, availability, access and use among young people in Swaziland.

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Family planning variables had a mildly protective effect on teenage pregnancy in Namibia, which has some of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the East and Southern Africa region. This study examines the social and behavioural reasons for Namibia’s high rates of teenage fertility.

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This study assesses the socio-cultural norms, attitudes, values and practices that hinder or facilitate the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents and young people in Swaziland. It provides support for the applicability of the Social Ecological Model (SEM) in predicting factors determining the use of SRH services among youth in Swaziland.

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