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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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When it comes to preventing adolescent pregnancies, a crucial factor is women’s empowerment, especially the ability of young women to request contraception. This study analyzes the magnitude, trends over time, determinants and impacts of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy.

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This report summarizes an analysis to assess Mozambique’s chances of harnessing a demographic dividend and the policy options the country can adopt in order to optimize its chances of earning one.

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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 study assesses the prospects for harnessing the demographic dividend in Zambia and demonstrates policy options for optimizing the possibility of a demographic dividend.

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Mozambique did not achieve its MDG targets for maternal and child mortality, but has made significant progress in provision of the sexual, reproductive, maternal, and newborn health workforce. This study is an assessment of the SRMNH workforce with a view to meeting 47 per cent of its needs by 2030.

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This assessment aimed to evaluate sexual and reproductive health and HIV bi-directional linkages at the policy, systems and service delivery levels.

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This baseline study explored first-time young mothers' use and perception of health services and their social and economic living conditions and needs.

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