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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Gender, SRHR and the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:30 am

The process to formulate the post-2015 development agenda was unleashed upon the world in early 2013. In order to create an ambitious new global development agenda— which will influence national development strategies, global discourse, and purportedly, to be so transformational ...

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Indicators for a Transformative, High-Impact & People-Centred 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Leading Options for Global, Thematic, Regional and/or National Levels

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

Developed by High-Level Task Force for the ICPD. The indicators proposed in this document represent transformative and strategic options for Member States – both policy decision-makers and statisticians – to consider as they develop this key foundation of the new Agenda’s ...

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Brief, Sexuality-related communication: Recommendations for a public health approach

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:44 am

Both research and consultations over the last decades have identified sexuality-related communication as an issue that requires urgent attention. While clients would like their health-care providers to discuss sexual health concerns, health workers lack the necessary training and knowledge to ...

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Concept Note: Youth friendly health services in multiple perspectives

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:59 am

This concept note examines existing standards, guidelines and tools for youth friendly health services (YFHS) with a view to assessing the degree of consensus with regard to the features deemed essential in order for a health service to qualify as ...

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Launch of the Special Supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:42 am

Launch of Special supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health: Where are we with Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 20 years after the International Conference on Population and Development The Special Supplement is available on the WHO website. ...

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Smart Investments for Financing the Post-2015 Development Agenda – ICPD

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:14 am

The cost of funding the Post-2015 Development Agenda is estimated to be trillions of dollars a year.1 While this magnitude may seem dizzying, especially for low-income countries with over-stretched public budgets and donor countries facing economic uncertainties, the financial resources ...

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