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UNFPA’s Supplies Partnership

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UNFPA and its partners are working to remove substantial barriers to accessing family planning information and services, as part of a strategy that includes addressing restrictive policies, cultural norms, lack of user-friendly services and a scarcity of trained peer providers.

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GBV and Covid-19

Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

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We know that gender-based violence (GBV), sexual exploitation and abuse increase in times of crisis and fragility. At the onset of COVID-19 in the East and Southern Africa region, UNFPA carried out a snapshot analysis throughout April and May 2020, which indicated that the majority of countries had a National COVID-19 Response Plan and/or a COVID-19 Task Force in place.

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GBV and Covid-19

Summary: Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

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At the onset of COVID-19 in the East and Southern Africa region, UNFPA carried out a snapshot analysis throughout April and May 2020, which indicated that the majority of countries had a National COVID-19 Response Plan and/or a COVID-19 Task Force in place. Only 13 out of 23 ESA countries recognized GBV services as an essential part of their COVID-19 Response Plan, although recognition is a critical step towards ensuring the continuity of those services. This 2-page brief summarieses the results. 

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Kenya FSW

Report on the Female Sex Workers Program in Kenya 2018 to 2021

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Female sex workers (FSW) in Kenya have high rates of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, and other SRH issues.  Given this high risk of unintended pregnancies, the sex workers program has been giving appropriate information on contraceptives and encouraging greater access SRH services.

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Youth Participation in health Africa

Remote Methods For Engaging Adolescents And Young People In Research

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In this new practical resource from the Accelerate Hub, we share lessons from 18 months of engaging with adolescents and young people through remote research methods in South Africa and Kenya from April 2020-October 2021. We hope this toolkit is a useful resource for other research projects and teams, policy makers, and implementing organisations that are currently undertaking or who would like to undertake remote research with adolescents and young people.

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Botswana National Integration Guidelines 

Botswana National Integration Guidelines 

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This Guideline, the first for the country, draws from national health sector reforms and integration agenda as outlined in the key national strategic documents. The Guide applies lessons learnt from the SRH/HIV Linkages project and its scale-up; other national experiences and from regional and global evidence and guidance on high-impact interventions that promote sustainable, equitable and effective delivery of health services to achieve Universal Health coverage.

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COVID-19 Health Services

Continuity of Essential Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Services during COVID-19

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 A cross-country summary slide deck of findings from a study on the continuity of essential MNCAH (including HIV) services study conducted in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique.  The results showcase the demand, access and experience of MNCAH services during the 2020/ 2021 Covid-19 periods from the perspectives of clients and front line health workers.  

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2gether 4 SRHR

Addressing the needs of adolescent and young mothers affected by HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa

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Adolescent and young mothers are a priority population for 2gether 4 SRHR  in Eastern and Southern Africa, including those who are affected by HIV. One in four women aged 20-24 years gives birth before the age of 18 years and 30 per cent of all new HIV infections occur among adolescent girls and young women aged 15-24 years. Studies increasingly show poorer maternal, child and HIV outcomes for this age group as compared to older women.
 

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 Botswana Contraception

Promoting equitable access to modern contraception methods for all women and girls in Botswana

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In Botswana 67 PER CENT of women aged 15-49 are using a modern method of contraception which is higher than the SADC regional average.  This assessment showcases key findings and recommedentions from Botswana’s family planning programme which combines a rights-based family planning approach, with clear and supportive policies for contraception, and a commitment to expand the availability, choice and uptake of modern contraceptive methods.

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Getting To Zero

Getting To Zero

Annual Report

The year 2021 was a challenging one for the communities, the world, and for the millions of young women and girls in East and Southern Africa. Through disruptions and changes, our resilience, our agility, our sense of purpose remained solid. Read how we rose to the challenge in our 2021 annual report.

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