Uptake and Yield of HIV Testing and Counselling among Children and Adolescents in SubSaharan Africa: A Systematic Review

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

ournal of the International AIDS Society (October 2015), 18(1): 20182, doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.1.20182 This electronic review of literature on HIV testing and counseling (HTC) among children and adolescents (5–19 years) from 2010 to 2013 investigated the acceptability, yield, and prevalence of ...

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Perinatal outcomes associated with maternal HIV infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

The Lancet HIV. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00207-6 Background The HIV pandemic affects 36·9 million people worldwide, of whom 1·5 million are pregnant women. 91% of HIV-positive pregnant women reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that also has very poor perinatal outcomes. We aimed ...

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Is AGEP Building Assets for Vulnerable Girls in Zambia? Preliminary Research Findings

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 6:13 am

The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate a multisectoral program intended to increase girls’ social, health and economic resources. AGEP involves over 10,000 vulnerable girls ages 10–19 in Zambia. The girls participate in weekly ...

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Youth, Technology, and HIV: Recent Advances and Future Directions

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2015 Dec;12(4):500-15. doi: 10.1007/s11904-015-0280-x. Abstract Technology, including mobile technologies and social media, offers powerful tools to reach, engage, and retain youth and young adults in HIV prevention and care interventions both in the USA and globally. In this ...

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Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People: A Strategic Planning Guide

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

A Strategic Planning Guide is intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to identify the most effective and efficient investments for improving the sexual and reproductive health of young people.

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Adolescent-Friendly Contraceptive Services: Mainstreaming Adolescent-Friendly Elements Into Existing Contraceptive Services

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

This brief focuses on the elements of AFCS that are typically implemented within a service delivery setting. It describes how mainstreaming AFCS can address key challenges for contraceptive programs, discusses the existing evidence of adolescent-friendly elements, outlines key issues for ...

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The Case for Investing in Research to Increase Access to and Use of Contraception Among Adolescents

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

This 80-page report highlights why governments and donors should invest now in research to help determine and implement the most effective and efficient ways to enable adolescents to access and use contraception. The long-term economic and health benefits of increasing ...

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PhD Book: Economic Analysis of Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes – a Multi-Country Study

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 6:26 am

Sexual and reproductive health programmes for young people have a high priority in many low- and middle income countries (LMICs). However, little is known about economic aspects of these programmes. More information is needed to support policy making and to ...

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Global Standards for Quality Health Care Services for Adolescents

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

Adolescents (aged 10 – 19 years) are unique. Not only is adolescence a period of life when people are particularly vulnerable to certain health issues, it is also a time when critical behaviours are shaped that will affect health in ...

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UN set to change the world with new development goals – The Lancet

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:06 am

This report from the Lancet gives a good summary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including arguments pro and con. The report also provides clarity on how the Health sector can engage with the SDGs and potential opportunities and threats.  Author: John ...

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