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.
Adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) are key to achieving the global goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. ESA is home to 1.74 million adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), representing 60 per cent of this population globally.
The purpose of this study was to categorize and determine the extent of youth engagement in HIV prevention research in sub-Saharan Africa using a scoping review. The authors found limited youth engagement in youth HIV prevention intervention studies in sub-Saharan Africa.
A new advocacy initiative for adolescent girls’ education and empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa, backed by an unstoppable coalition for change led by adolescent girls and young women, is being launched in 2021.
The authors examine the effects of HIV-infection on school attendance in Zimbabwe using recent nationally representative data of 11,673 children aged 6–18 years. They employ a non-linear multivariate decomposition approach to examine how HIV affects gender gaps in school attendance.
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.
Adolescent and young mothers are a priority population for UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa, including those who are affected by HIV.
With a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence of 2.1% among 15–24 year olds, opportunities for further integration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV prevention services for young people in Uganda exist.