Outsiders see Nairobi’s second-largest slum, Mathare, as a dead end. But a program that offers kids training in photography and filmmaking gives girls the chance to dispel the myth and show Mathare as a place of hope.
With the announcement this week that the UK will be holding the Family Planning Summit later this year, the Health Theme in Itad has been thinking about what evaluation means to them in the family planning arena.
The Government of Liberia in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a 4-year programme aimed at the reduction of teenage pregnancies in the South East counties.
The “Empowered and Fulfilled Programme” funded by the Swedish Government will complement other on-going Reproductive Health, Gender and livelihood related projects supported by UN agencies in Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Maryland and River Gee counties and build on achievements made at both national and targeted county level on young people’s sexual reproductive health and rights.
The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rolled out four new strategies to boost polio eradication drive, strengthen routine immunization and ensure revitalization of primary health care centres in the country.
To this end, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has signed an agreement with the European Union for a €70 million grant targeted at improving maternal, newborn and child health, strengthening Nigeria’s health system and supporting ongoing efforts to eradicate polio.
Afrikids-Ghana, the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS), are collaborating to embark on adolescent health and reproductive rights promotion in the Binduri District in the Upper East Region.
The move is aimed at educating the youth on their health rights and to drum home the need to access free and open basic health care.
The three bodies would establish free adolescent friendly health centres that would house them and provide the necessary education for their development and promote quality living standards.
Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human rights media advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO), has upped its public awareness campaign in the Brong-Ahafo Region to deepen the understanding of teenagers on sexual reproductive health.
According to the NGO, it has targeted and was poised to ensure that 60 per cent of the adolescent population especially those in rural communities in the Region were reached to and sensitised on their sexual reproductive health right by the end of 2020.
Provision of Youth Friendly Health Services in Phalombe is said to have improved with the number of health workers equipped with knowledge on the services increasing by 20 percent over the past six months.
This was revealed on Saturday during a Youth Friendly Services orientation session for health workers in rural areas of the district held by the Centre for Human Rights and Institute for Social Change Initiative (CHINANSI) Foundation.
The National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) and the Johns Hopkins’ Center for Communication Program (JHUCCP) Indonesia are set to organize the National Adolescents Summit at the Hyatt Hotel Yogyakarta from March 21 to March 23.
The event will bring together academics, experts, international agencies, civil society groups and hundreds of young people from across Indonesia to comprehensively discuss ways to enhance access to quality information on reproductive health for adolescents in a bid to curb teen pregnancy and birth rates among adolescents.
Mr Selorme Kofi Azumah, a Senior Adviser at Ipas Ghana, a health access rights non-governmental organisation, has advocated an effective collaboration between the Ministries of Health and Education to implement all-inclusive sexuality education in schools.
He said the practice where sex education at schools was limited to abstinence was not helping students to take adequate care of their sexual life.
Today, Indonesia stands at the cusp of an enormous opportunity: the chance to complete its transformation into a global economic powerhouse. But to ensure its rapid ascent, we encourage Indonesia to continue expanding women’s access to voluntary family planning as a national priority.