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African Youth Charter

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The African Youth Charter provides a strategic framework for youth empowerment and development activities at the continental, regional and national levels across Africa. It addresses key issues affecting youth, including employment, sustainable livelihoods, education, skills development, health, youth participation, national youth policy, peace and security, law enforcement, youth in the Diaspora and youth with disabilities.

 

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Impact

Annual Report

Cameroon’s 2011 Annual Report, Impact, is a knowledge-sharing platform focusing on concrete results and achievements. Building on last year’s success, this report gives voice to 14-year-old guest editor, Stéphanie Mbida, the ‘Cameroonian Genius’ post-graduate who has met over 20 heads of state. She presents the youth’s views of the challenges and opportunities of a Cameroon of 20 million people in a world of 7 billion.

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Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Contraceptive Services

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This report presents new 2012 estimates of the numbers and proportions of women in the developing world using modern methods and in need of modern contraception, as well as the cost and impact of meeting this need. 

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Final RHCS CCP Assessment Report

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After years of responding to ad hoc requests from countries for technical assistance and supplies, UNFPA developed the GPRHCS in 2008. After 3-5 years of UNFPA’s support for the development and implementation of national strategic plans, the former Sub Regional Office-Johannesburg began undertaking a review of countries’ progress to-date to understand their status and recommend appropriate direction. 

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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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Accelerating Change: 2011 Annual Report

Annual Report

The 2011 report shows that the pace of abandonment of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) is accelerating in the fourth year of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme, which has been extended for a fifth year, to the end of 2013.

 

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Trends in maternal mortality 1990 to 2010 cover 200.jpg Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010

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New maternal mortality estimates confirm that the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth is declining. Along with other indicators, this joint UN report validates the fact that progress is being made in saving mothers’ lives, even if it is slower than that called for by the Millennium Development Goals.

 

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UNFPA Quarterly Programme Update #1 2002 Eritrea

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Maternity waiting homes (MWHs) are a key strategy to bridge the geographical ‘gap’ in accessing obstetric care. As one component of a comprehensive package of essential obstetric services, maternity waiting homes offer a low-cost approach to bringing women closer to needed obstetric care. This quarterly report from Eritrea looks at the extent of MWHs, draws conclusions and makes recommendations.

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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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