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Guaranteeing a Healthy Future Generation: Integrating Adolescent & Youth Friendly Services at the Primary Health Care Level

Adolescents in Nigeria are caught between traditional culture and changing social norms brought about by urbanization, globalized economies, and an influential media-saturated environment. With evolving attitudes, including less restrictive sexual norms without comprehensive sexual education, there have been increased rates of unprotected sex, unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. These increased rates [more…]

A Wake-Up Call Both Brutal and Urgent

This blog was originally posted on the Think Global Health website and is authored by Tamara Hafner and Javier Guzman from the USAID MTaPS Program. As COVID-19 spreads across the world, falsified medicines for the novel coronavirus are leaking into Africa, where almost 19 percent of medicines are already substandard and where a number of countries [more…]

Girls with Disabilities, on Periods.

By Dr.Shubha Nagesh, an Atlantic Fellow for Global Health Equity, and Muskaan Vohra, student at Monash University. The World Economic Forum (WEF) highlights three main barriers preventing girls and women from accessing proper menstrual hygiene, including lack of awareness, acceptance, and access to hygiene products. Menstruation is natural, but the onset of menarche may pose [more…]