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La salud sexual y reproductiva en tiempos de COVID-19: Evidencias, perspectiva y desafíos en América Latina y el Caribe

Los objetivos de este seminario web fueron presentar la situación de la salud materna, sexual y reproductiva, en los países de Latinoamérica y del Caribe, en el contexto de COVID-19, exponer las recomendaciones de la OPS/OMS para mitigar el riesgo de COVID-19, proveer servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva (SSR) esenciales y brindar una plataforma [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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Saúde Para Todos: Collection of Technical Briefs from Health for All in Angola

The USAID-funded project Saúde Para Todos (Health For All, or HFA) supported the Angolan government’s efforts to increase quality health service delivery across the country. Led by Population Services International (PSI), the project delivered a package of health interventions to bring malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning services, and reproductive health care to select municipalities and provinces [more…]

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Effectively Involving Boys to Improve Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes

Engaging men and boys in sexual and reproductive health, particularly family planning, can improve health outcomes for men, women, and children. Moreover, involving boys in AYSRH programming can have a positive effect into adulthood, promoting critical reflections on masculinity and gender equality as well as health prevention and seeking behaviors. Despite the literature emphasizing the [more…]

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Addressing the SRH Needs of Adolescents and Young People Living With HIV

Adolescents and young people living with HIV have particular sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV needs, which are often not met when there is a vertical disease focused approach to healthcare delivery, rather than an integrated people-centred approach. Establishing strong links between the Ministries of Health and civil society organizations has shown that these [more…]

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Building blocks of progress: Case studies in pharmaceutical systems strengthening

It takes a resilient pharmaceutical system working within and in support of a functioning health system to ensure access to products and services for the people who need them. Pharmaceutical system strengthening requires a coordinated response from policy makers to the dispenser at the local drug shop. It also requires systems strengthening work in governance, [more…]

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