This technical brief aims to inform and support global dialogue and accelerate action on prioritizing services and support for adolescent and young mothers living with HIV.
National laws and education policies play a key role in establishing an enabling environment for the development and implementation of quality sexuality education programs.
The National School Health Policy 2018 under noncommunicable diseases commits to support promotion of healthy lifestyles and implementation of interventions to reduce the modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases and mental health and their management within the school community.
Getting tested for HIV is an important step toward prevention; however, testing rates among high school students are low. Schools are important partners in supporting HIV testing among adolescents.
This document, “Multi-sectoral guidelines to facilitate adolescents’ access to services related to HIV and sexual reproductive health” is a welcomed development that establishes the fact that tackling HIV in any age group especially in adolescents and young people is a multi-sectoral agenda.
The school re-entry guidelines are organized into four chapters. Chapter one discusses the background, rationale, legal and policy context. Chapter two outlines the goal, objectives, target groups, scope and the guiding principles of the guideline.
In 2015, the Department of Basic Education (DBE), South Africa developed scripted lesson plans to support teachers in the delivery of sexuality education.
Proponents have promoted sexuality education as a means of empowering adolescents, yet it has been thwarted in many low and middle-income countries. Nigeria represents an exception. Despite social opposition, the government in 1999 unexpectedly approved sexuality education policy.
The National Schools’ Policy on Drugs (revised), was approved by Cabinet on 2 July 2018. Contained hereunder is a summary of the Policy.
These guidelines aim to inform the design and implementation of interventions with young key populations (YKP), 15-24 years, specifically young women who sell sex, young men who have sex with men, and young people who inject drugs.