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.
Despite the progress made in the past 10 years, with a 46% decline in new HIV infections among young people (15–24 years), the world is still behind on achieving the targets set for young people.
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.
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.
This report details the key challenges people living with HIV are facing. Not only do they have their own unique health concerns, but many of them are also amongst the most marginalised in our societies and as a result are being hit hard by the COVID-19 related restrictions.
Adolescent and young mothers are a priority population for UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa, including those who are affected by HIV.
UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic shows that 2020 targets will not be met because of deeply unequal success; COVID-19 risks blowing HIV progress way off course.
This publication marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive and progressive global policy road map for fulfilling the human rights of women and girls and achieving gender equality.