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Why invest in reproductive health in Cameroon?

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Expanding access to quality, affordable reproductive health services for all Cameroonians is critical to make progress in reducing maternal deaths in Cameroon. However, significant challenges often impede such access in the country, the most important among them being a lack of recent evidence-based data on the benefits of investing in reproductive health. 

 

 

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Safia, The Consequences of Early Pregnancy

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The consequences of early marriage on the girl child are physical, intellectual, psychological, emotional and mental. In addition, early marriage among girls is almost always synonymous with pregnancy, which is the cause of high levels of maternal mortality and premature deliveries, as well as a life of domestic and sexual enslavement in which they have no power. The costs of dealing with the consequences of early marriage are borne by society.  

 

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Sex Work and HIV in Namibia: Review of the literature and current programmes

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Sex workers are recognized in Namibia as a key population at higher risk of HIV and yet to date, only limited and piece-meal information has been available regarding the size of the population, and the challenges they face in accessing health and other social and legal services.ealth (SFH) will complement this review and provide additional evidence to inform policy and programming.

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Providing Choice, Ensuring Services

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The East and Southern African (ESA) Region of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, is host to 18 countries in which the HIV epidemic has been classified by UNAIDS as high burden, severe/hyper-endemic and concentrated endemic with geopolitical relevance. UNFPA is one of 11 co-sponsors of UNAIDS and a contributor to the UNAIDS Joint Programme on HIV, which up until 2011 has been implemented jointly by the co-sponsors of the Joint Programme, based on an agreed Unified Budget and Work plan (UBW).

 

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Sexuality Education: a 10-country review of school curricula in East and Southern Africa

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This regional ten-country curriculum scan was jointly commissioned by UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF for the HIV Prevention Working Group of the Regional AIDS Team in East and Southern Africa (RATESA). The scans were commissioned as part of an inter-agency programme aimed at supporting countries in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region to improve the quality of gender-sensitive, life skills-based sexual and reproductive health education in both in-school and out-of-school settings.

 

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Sex work, HIV and Access to Health Services in Namibia: National meeting report and recommendations

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This report describes the process and outcomes of a national meeting on Sex work, HIV and Access to Health Services that took place in Windhoek on 2-3 November 2011. The meeting, which was co-hosted by UNFPA, UNAIDS, SFH (Society for Family Health) and ASWA (African Sex Worker Alliance), was the culmination of a set of activities aimed at strengthening HIV programming with sex workers. 

 

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ESA Position Paper on Post-shipment Testing of Condoms

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Assessment of Comprehensive Condom Programming (CCP) and reproductive health commodity security (RHCS conducted) conducted by the UNFPA Eastern and Southern Africa sub-Regional Office in May/June 2011, indicated that a total of 13 countries would require post-shipment testing of condoms irrespective of their being sourced from pre-qualified suppliers. 

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Status Report: Adolescents and Young People in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Although there are many indicators that can be used to assess the status of young people in sub-Saharan Africa, this analysis presents available data for 20 specific indicators. Six sections - population, education, employment, sexual and reproductive rights and health, HIV & AIDS, and gender equality and social protection - highlight key findings for the 20 indicators profiled in this report. The report concludes with individual country profiles for all countries with available data in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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Annual Report 2011

Annual Report

This report provides an overview of UNFPA's achievements in 2011 in linking population dynamics and development, increasing access to maternal and newborn health, increasing availability of family planning, strengthening HIV-prevention services, advocating gender equality and reproductive rights, and increasing young people’s access to services. 

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Ageing in the Twenty-first Century

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Ageing is now occurring fastest in the developing world, which has limited resources and plans to deal with this unprecedented demographic trend. This new report calls for new approaches to dealing with healthcare, workforce and retirement issues, living arrangements and intergenerational relations. 

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