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Public Health on Call Podcast

Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health presents a podcast with evidence and experts to help listeners understand today’s public health news. Start listening to the podcast below: Episode 316 – Nepal’s Growing COVID-19 Crisis Nepal is suffering from a growing humanitarian crisis. Less than 4% of the country is vaccinated, test positivity rates [more…]

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Adolescent Family Planning and Sexual & Reproductive Health: A Health Systems Perspective
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Two areas of our work have evolved significantly in recent years—health systems and AYSRH-responsive services. In response to these changes, it is an opportunity to bring together these two important fields. It’s time to answer the call of young people for health systems that are more responsive to their diverse needs. In this webinar, hear [more…]

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Family Planning and Reproductive Health Indicators Database
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The Family Planning and Reproductive Health Indicators Database provides a comprehensive listing of the most widely used indicators for evaluating family planning and reproductive health programs in developing countries. The database contains definitions, data requirements, data sources, purposes, and issues for core indicators along with links to other websites and documents containing additional family planning [more…]

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Towards a Transformative and Disruptive Action to Accelerate Efforts to End HIV in Children, Adolescents, and Families: Informing the UNAIDS Strategy beyond 2021

UNAIDS’ past and current strategies mobilized leadership, built initiatives, and scaled up innovations to respond to HIV among children and adolescents. However, instead of using 2020 to charge towards achievement of the fast track targets for children and youth, our pace has slowed and our resolve has weakened. We need UNAIDS’ political advocacy to prioritize [more…]

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Making Sense of Challenges: Engaging Religious Leaders to End Child Marriage

Twelve million girls are married every year before they reach 18—affecting girls’ access to health, education, and other opportunities. It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives and traps them in a cycle of poverty. Girls Not Brides was joined by Dr. Elisabet le Roux from the Unit for Religion and Development Research at Stellenbosch [more…]

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First, Do No Harm: Considerations for mitigating social harm risk in rolling out HIV index testing among AGYW

Partner notification linked with HIV index testing has been recommended for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in low and middle income countries to support global efforts to reach 95-95-95 goals and achieve epidemic control. While HIV index testing and partner notification services have the potential to reach AGYW aged 15-24 and their sexual partners [more…]

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Dreaming with Girls: How Aspirations Shape Contraceptive Use

Young people are critical drivers for sustainable change. Health and development organizations are increasingly partnering with adolescents to program around what matters to them today. Access to contraception alone simply is not enough. Tools and approaches that engage and respond to young people’s needs can bring young people one step closer to achieving their life [more…]

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