Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme to Address Equity, Social Determinants, Gender and Human Rights in Nepal. WHO, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2017)

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This publication presents the findings, barriers and recommendations from the pilot, which subsequently informed the new National Adolescent Health Program, to ensure that “No one is left behind”. Measures include an increased focus on outreach services (in particular in disadvantaged areas), capacity building of health workers on adolescent-friendly and gender-responsive services, and ensuring that adolescent representatives participate in local decision-making processes on health through enhanced community engagement. The findings further reiterate the need to engage other government sectors, such as education and nutrition, to tackle the causes of early marriage and pregnancy, as well as mental and school health. As national health programmes strive to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the targets set out in the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, integrating lessons from the Innov8 pilot helped strengthen the national programme’s ability to reach vulnerable adolescents, reduce inequities, and improve the overall health of adolescents in Nepal. 


Keywords: adolescent, gender, human rights, health services

 

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Count Me In. Youth LEAD. (2017)

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This documentation was produced by Youth LEAD, The Regional Network of Young Key Population in Asia and Pacific as a showcase of our support and interventions to Young Key Populations from Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam who applied the Global Fund funding request as the first window applicants beginning from late 2016 to early 2017. It will examine Youth LEAD’s technical support to the country partners to encourage young key population capacity and involvement in the Global Fund country processes. These three countries selected as the case studies also received Youth LEAD direct grants under the GF-CRG Special Initiative grant via Robert Carr Network Fund between 2016-2017.


Keywords: HIV, AIDS, adolescents, young key populations (YKP)

 

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Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!): Guidance to Support Country Implementation. WHO. (2017)

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This Guidance is a milestone for translating the Global Strategy into action. It provides a wealth of information to policy-makers, practitioners, researchers, educators, donors, and civil society organizations – including the most up-to-date data on the major disease and injury burdens that affect adolescents. It supports the implementation of the Global Strategy by providing the comprehensive information that countries need to decide what to do for adolescent health, and how to do it. It builds on on-going efforts to ensure that adolescents can Survive, Thrive and are in a position to Transform the societies in which they live.


Keywords: HIV, adolescent, young people, sexual and reproductive health

 


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Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming. Armstrong A, Iorpenda K, Caswell G and Kihara C. (2017)

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A greater understanding of HIV in high prevalence countries has increased awareness of the need to prioritise adolescents in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. At the same time, a growing recognition that adolescence is a distinct time of life has focused attention on adolescents’ different needs. Adolescents are now included as a separate target group in global and national strategies.

Increased access to HIV testing and treatment means that, more than ever, adolescents living with HIV know their status and are living longer on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Much more work is needed, however, to meet adolescents’ needs for prevention, care, treatment and support services.


Keywords: HIV, sexual and reproductive health, human rights, gender equality, data

 

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Mental Health Status of Adolescents in South-East Asia: Evidence for Action. WHO, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2017)

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Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or other conditions may lead to behavioural problems such as tobacco, alcohol and drug use. The multi-directional linkages between mental health conditions and other health, educational, social and development problems call for evidence for action in this area. This publication, is a step towards building an evidence base to facilitate informed policy and programmatic actions by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.

 

Keywords: adolescents, bully, school, drug use

 

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Technical Guidance for Prioritizing Adolescent Health. UNFPA and WHO. (2017)

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This technical guidance, developed by the UNFPA- and WHO-led Adolescent Working Group of Every Woman Every Child, aims to support countries to both advocate for increased investments in adolescent health and to guide strategic choices and decision-making for such investments to be reflected in national development policies, strategies or plans. It describes a systematic process for identifying the needs, priorities and actions for adolescents to survive, thrive and transform their societies as envisioned through the Global Strategy of Every Woman Every Child. Data sources, resources and tools for conducting a situation assessment and prioritization exercise are also included.


Keywords: HIV, STI, adolescents, young people, sexual and reproductive health 

 

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A Common Cause - Reaching Every Woman and Child through Universal Health Coverage. Rosa G, Wright S and Gugushvili D. (2016)

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Countries around the world have committed to a historic ambition: to end preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation.

A Common Cause shows why two key movements in global health – maternal and child health, and Universal Health Coverage – need to join forces to make that ambition a reality.

The report argues for universal access to an integrated continuum of care for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, provided through strengthened primary healthcare and referral systems.


Keywords: HIV, Indonesia, UHC, women, children, adolescents, healthcare

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Adolescent Boys and Young Men: Engaging Them as Supporters of Gender Equality and Health and Understanding their Vulnerabilities. Kato-Wallace J, Barker G, Sharafi L, Mora L and Lauro G. (2016)

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Adolescence is a key period where individuals of all gender identities form attitudes, opinions and beliefs – about themselves, about their sexuality and about their place in the world. It is a period when ideas about equality can become ingrained. The study emphasizes that a holistic approach to advancing gender equality and sexual and reproductive health must include both adolescent girls and boys. It highlights the need to engage adolescent boys and young men as allies to achieve gender equality and as supporters of women’s empowerment, as well as the importance of addressing the specific health and social development needs of boys themselves. 

 

Keywords: HIV, STI, condom, sexual orientation, gender identity, violence, women, girls

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Ending the AIDS Epidemic for Adolescents, with Adolescents. UNAIDS. (2016)

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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to programme designers, implementers, policy and decision makers on how to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS response and broader health programming, and to demonstrate why adolescents and youth are critical in efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. It also highlights what steps should be taken to implement programmes and policies that improve adolescent health outcomes (including for HIV) at the national, regional and global levels.


Keywords: HIV, AIDS, adolescents, youth, protection

 

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Fiji Adolescent Health Situational Analysis 2016. Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services. (2016)

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The purpose of this document is to provide the MoHMS and other government Ministries and their partners with a concise review and analysis of the health needs of adolescents in Fiji. The focus is on physical and mental health (including sexual and reproductive health, mental disorder and substance use, nutrition and rheumatic heart disease). Some relevant social determinants are highlighted (particularly education and employment), as these are important drivers for adolescent health and wellbeing.


Keywords: HIV, death, health, policy, youth, sexual reproductive health 

 

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