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Annual Report 2014

Annual Report

"In 2014, UNFPA published the findings of a 20-year review of countries’ progress in implementing the landmark Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, ICPD. The review presented UNFPA an unprecedented opportunity to take a close look at our programmes and assess their impact on the lives of women and girls. Has UNFPA made a difference? The evidence confirms that is has. But there is still much to do to, and the ICPD Programme of Action will continue to lead the way. UNFPA has seized the opportunity to renew its commitments to the ICPD agenda and, more importantly, to the women and girls whose lives stand to be transformed."

– Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director

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Ensuring choices, providing 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 or concentrated endemic with geopolitical relevance.

Gains in addressing HIV can only be made and sustained if HIV is addressed within the context of UNFPA’s mandate areas. The focus of UNFPA's mandate on adolescents, young women, and women in particular, is central to our HIV interventions. Many of these fall within the classification of key populations, which have the right to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. The purpose of this second HIV publication of UNFPA’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office is to highlight promising practices that can become good practices with sustainable results, and be replicated in other countries.

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Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV in Southern Africa

Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV in Southern Africa

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Integrating sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services can better ensure universal access to the information and services every person needs to make healthy choices. The joint UNAIDS/UNFPA project on linking sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV in seven Southern African countries, which began in 2011, was designed to try out and demonstrate how this can be done. This project is beginning to demonstrate stories of change, and it highlights lessons for implementation of SRH and HIV linkages and service integration.

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Stories of Change

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This report is a collation of stories from some of the service providers, peer educators and the people who benefit from the Catalysing Change on Family Planning in East Africa project. The report highlights the life-changing effects that the project has had for adolescents and young people.

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Synthesis Report on the Demographic Dividend in Africa

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Realizing both the opportunity of capitalizing on the DD and the possibilities of missing out on its potential, various initiatives have in recent years been established to inform and educate decision-makers on the DD and to advocate for its integration in development plans. A growing number of actors have joined the DD agenda in the continent and are active in supporting governments, institutions and policy-makers to conduct assessments and analytical studies on the potential of countries and regions to harness the DD and identify critical policy actions that will enable them to do so. For Africa to harness a substantial DD, these initiatives have identified major policy action recommendations.

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Adding It Up

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The 2014 edition of Adding It Up expands the scope of the report and provides new estimates of the needs for and costs and benefits of sexual and reproductive health interventions in the following key areas: contraceptive services; maternal, newborn and other pregnancy-related care; selected services related to HIV prevention; and treating women for four other common STIs.

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Botswana: Reaching communities with critital SRH and HIV services

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Through the SRHR (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) and HIV Linkages Project funded by the European Union, and the Governments of Sweden and Norway (2011-2015), Botswana has made notable progress in increasing access to and uptake of key integrated HIV and SRH services across nine pilot sites. This brief documents the key steps that have been taken to achieve this progress in Botswana.

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Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: the Future We Want for Zambia

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This study assesses prospects of harnessing the demographic dividend in Zambia and demonstrates policy options for optimizing chances of earning the demographic dividend.

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The Safeguard Young People Programme Brochure

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This brochure provides an overview of one of UNFPA's flagship programmes - the Safeguard Young People. It outlines its unique approach and how it is helping millions of young people across Southern Africa.

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FP2020 Partnership in Progress 2013-2014

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At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, leaders from around the world committed to expanding contraceptive access to an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries by the year 2020. Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is the movement that carries this global effort forward. As this report shows, in the two years since the London Summit, FP2020 has made remarkable progress. 

 

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