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Synthesis report - Namibia: Investment Cases Towards Ending Unmet Need for Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence

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This investment case provides the evidence required to achieve the transformative results of (a) ending unmet need for family planning and (b) ending gender-based violence (GBV) by 2030 in Namibia.

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Botswana: Investment Case Towards Ending Unmet Need for Family Planning

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This study estimates the investment and the impact of scaling up coverage of modern contraceptive methods among married/in-union women aged 15-49 years in Botswana within a time frame of ten years (2020-2030). The goal is to reduce unmet need for family planning among women, from 17.3 per cent in 2020 to 8 per cent or less by 2030.

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Synthesis report - Botswana: Investment Case Towards Ending Unmet Need for Family Planning

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This investment case defines the scale and scope of investments needed to provide family planning services in the country. It also provides information on high impact and cost-effective interventions required to accelerate progress towards ending unmet need for family planning in Botswana by 2030.

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Photo Essay on COVID-19 and the Continuation of Services across East and Southern Africa

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When the COVID-19 Pandemic broke out, the first response priorities were to provide health workers with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, and diagnostic and therapeutic supplies, and to find new ways to reach and serve the population, especially young people.  Read about the innovative ways  the programme devised to deliver sexual and reproductive health services during a pandemic.

 

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Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Rural Malawi

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This blog, by Henry Chimtengo,  a senior clinical assistant at Malombe Health Centre in Malawi’s Mangochi District, highlights the value of the integrated health training he received through the programme in Malawi and the many lives that benefitted.

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Building on Lessons Learned

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Through its Regional Interventions Action Plan, UNFPA ESARO worked to improve the lives of adolescents, youth, and women, ensuring access to and delivery of HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health information and services, reducing maternal mortality and harmful cultural norms and practices, and making sure no one is left behind.

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Building Resilience after Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

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Prevalence of SGBV remains high in East and Southern Africa, a region where according to the latest SADC Sexual Reproductive Health Scorecard data, in seven countries, around 20 per cent of those aged 15-24 years reported they experienced violence from an intimate partner.

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Report of the Africa Symposium on Improving Menstrual Health Management

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The African Coalition for Menstrual Health Management and UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office, in partnership with other partners, convened the second African Symposium on Menstrual Health. The virtual symposium took place from May 25 to May 27, 2021, bringing together 717 participants from 75 countries worldwide, the majority of them from Africa.

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Hear Her

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This booklet documents stories of hope to inspire change towards greater sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa. 

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Modelling the Demographic Dividend

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This paper provides an overview of some of the common tools and methodologies that are used to estimate and analyse the demographic dividend, while also reviewing the extent to which some of these methodologies are able to respond to the types of issues confronted by policymakers in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. Secondly, the paper provides a more detailed look at two of the key methodologies used to analyse the demographic dividend in the region, namely the DemDiv model and National Transfer Accounts (NTA).

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