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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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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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UNFPA Africa Regional Framework

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Working with men and boys for the promotion of gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health is key to the attainment of substantive equality. This work acknowledges the ground-breaking contribution made by the women’s movement over many years, starting with ICPD and Beijing, to date. 

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