In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, 107 countries had implemented national school closures by March 18, 2020.
What evidence exist regarding efforts to mitigate the secondary impact of past disease outbreaks and associated response on the education sector?
Despite dramatic improvements in survival, nutrition, and education over recent decades, today's children face an uncertain future.
On Zero Discrimination Day and as part of the global movement for equality for women and girls, UNAIDS is highlighting seven areas where discrimination against women and girls persists, raising awareness and calling for change: 1) Equal participation in political life; 2) Human rights and laws th
The Fit for School (F4S) approach uses the school setting to support the institutionalization of health-promoting behaviour of children. This includes washing hands with soap, brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste, daily cleaning of sanitary facilities, etc.
This report provides an overview on the state of implementation of the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
My Body, My Life, My World is UNFPA's new global strategy for adolescents and youth. It puts young people - their talents, hopes, perspectives and unique need - at the very centre of sustainable development.
Childhood obesity is of increasing concern in many parts of Africa. The authors conducted a systematic search and review of published literature on behavioural childhood obesity prevention interventions.
Safe to Learn is a five-year initiative dedicated to ending violence in schools so children are free to learn and pursue their dreams.
This issue of the African Development Perspectives addresses sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa, with the backdrop of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA), signed by 179 governments twenty-five years ago, in 1994, in C