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

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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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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

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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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Socio-Cultural Factors Influencing Utilization of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Among Youth in Swaziland

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This study assesses the socio-cultural norms, attitudes, values and practices that hinder or facilitate the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents and young people in Swaziland. It provides support for the applicability of the Social Ecological Model (SEM) in predicting factors determining the use of SRH services among youth in Swaziland.

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

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

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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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Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: The Future We Want for Zambia

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This study assesses the prospects for harnessing the demographic dividend in Zambia and demonstrates policy options for optimizing the possibility of a demographic dividend.

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Mozambique: Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Workforce Assessment Report

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Mozambique did not achieve its MDG targets for maternal and child mortality, but has made significant progress in provision of the sexual, reproductive, maternal, and newborn health workforce. This study is an assessment of the SRMNH workforce with a view to meeting 47 per cent of its needs by 2030.

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Rwanda National Rapid Assessment for Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages and Integration

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This assessment aimed to evaluate sexual and reproductive health and HIV bi-directional linkages at the policy, systems and service delivery levels.

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Rwanda: First Time Young Mothers: Baseline Study

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This baseline study explored first-time young mothers' use and perception of health services and their social and economic living conditions and needs.

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An Assessment of the Impact of the El Niño-Induced Drought on Children, Youth, and Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers in Swaziland

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The overall objective of this assessment was to generate information on, and ascertain the impact of the drought, the lives of children, youth (particularly girls), and pregnant and lactating women.

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