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This report outlines the results of a study undertaken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to evaluate EmONC infrastructure in the country.

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This report highlights the results of a study carried out to assess Malawi’s potential for harnessing the demographic dividend and the policy options that are required.

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This report explains and contextualizes the status of 10-year-old girls in the DRC by outlining their current health and educational needs, their presence in the child labour market, and the DRC’s current child protection measures. The report also includes policy and programming recommendations to improve the health and standard of living of 10-year-old girls.

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Calls have been made to link sexual and repro­ductive health (SRH) at all levels. This study is a response to this global call. It aims to assist with the formulation of indicators and targets for Botswana’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights (SRHR) and HIV Linkages National Programme.

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This study seeks to formulate and field test a flexible cross-border supply chain solution for the 6 East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). It is envisaged that this will allow commodities to cross borders to increase responsiveness and reduce stock-outs, without requiring major changes to the exist­ing supply chain management (SCM) systems in the six countries.

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This desk review sought to examine the methods of task shifting used in the East and Southern Africa region, to design more effective programmes that better meet the contraception needs of all women in the region and achieve universal health coverage.

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This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa that create either impediments to, or an enabling environment for, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR). The assessment resulted in the development of a harmonized regional legal framework, which translates international and regional legal provisions into useful strategies.

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The report provides an evidence base to support policy dialogue at national and regional levels, to assist countries in the region to meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals relating to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH). A strong workforce is essential to the success of UNFPA’s strategies for improving SRMNAH – increased coverage of skilled attendance at birth, family planning, postnatal care and emergency obstetric care. Understanding the current state of the SRMNAH workforce is necessary to identify the specific challenges, gaps and bottlenecks which need to be addressed in order to strengthen the workforce, and to consider suitable strategies for overcoming them.

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UNFPA’s flagship programme, Safeguard Young People (SYP), responds to the urgent needs of millions of young people, charting a new way forward for Southern Africa.

At the heart of the programme is the belief that young people need to be supported holistically in their own diverse and often complex environments so they can truly realize their full potential. This means the programme works at regional, national and local levels. And it works with governments, traditional leaders, civil society, parents, teachers, nurses and – most importantly – youth themselves.

The SYP Programme uses innovative approaches to achieve better sexual and reproductive health outcomes for adolescents and young people at national scale, making it the first of its kind in the region.

Three years since it was launched, the evidence shows that the programme has changed the lives of many young people. From its contribution to the development of historic laws and policy amendments, to its captivating digital and traditional communication approaches; from foundational relationships built with parents and traditional leaders, to tireless efforts in improving health and education standards – the programme had an extensive impact on communities across the eight countries. 

 

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Imagine a world where all adolescents and young people are healthy, productive and empowered; free from sexually transmitted infections including HIV, unintended pregnancies, child marriage and sexual violence; and are equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions about their life, relationships and future. 

Together, we can achieve this. This document tells you how.

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