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Menstrual Health Management in East and Southern Africa: A Review Paper

This review provides an overview of MHM policies and programmes in the ESA region, with a focus on education, school and community-based sexuality education, WASH, sexual and reproductive health, workplace support and humanitarian programming, as well as opening up the discussion regarding marginalized groups of women and girls such as disabled, prisoners and transgender men.

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Transforming Lives

Last year saw the end of UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Programme Action Plan 2014-2017, which focused on women and young people as our priorities. We close this phase with a slew of impressive achievements, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 3 on Health, SDG 4 on Education and SDG 5 on Gender Equality. This, our 2017 annual report, details UNFPA's achievements in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region, for women and young people in particular.

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Sixth Survey on Availability of Modern Contraceptives and Essential Life-Saving Maternal/Reproductive Health Medicines in Health Facilities of Mozambique

This report presents the results of the sixth annual survey on the availability of modern contraceptives and essential life-saving maternal, sexual and reproductive health medicines in Mozambican health facilities, which aimed to contextualize the current status of maternal and reproductive health medicines in the country.

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Women and Drought in Southern Mozambique: More Responsibilities, Less Power, and Increased Vulnerabilities

This study looks at the gendered impact of the 2016 drought in southern Mozambique, specifically the ways in which it affected women and girls. It is beneficial for those wishing to better inform their policy and programmes targeting women and girls in southern Mozambique, as well as other similar drought-affected areas.

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Swaziland: Community-Based Distribution of Family Planning Commodities: A Feasibility Study Report

This study sought to determine the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of stakeholders at the community level that can support distribution of family planning commodities.

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Child Marriage and Adolescent Pregnancy in Mozambique: Causes and Impact

When it comes to preventing adolescent pregnancies, a crucial factor is women’s empowerment, especially the ability of young women to request contraception. This study analyzes the magnitude, trends over time, determinants and impacts of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy.

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Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Accelerating Structural and Socioeconomic Transformation in Mozambique

This report summarizes an analysis to assess Mozambique’s chances of harnessing a demographic dividend and the policy options the country can adopt in order to optimize its chances of earning one.

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Strategic planning for saving the lives of mothers, newborns, and children and preventing stillbirths in KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa: modelling using the Lives Saved Tool

This paper attempts to identify and cost priority intervention areas for impact on maternal and child mortality over the next five years in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Stop Violence Against Women in South Africa: Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response

This report is a situational analysis on the scale, determinants, consequences and responses to violence against women (VAW) in South Africa. It finds that VAW is highly prevalent in the country. More than half of the women murdered in 2009 (56 per cent) were killed by an intimate partner.

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Rapid Assessment of Condom Needs, Availability, Access and Use, Especially Among Young People in Swaziland

At 26 per cent, HIV prevalence amongst youth in Swaziland is high. This report features results from a rapid assessment of condom needs, availability, access and use among young people in Swaziland.

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