Child marriage in West and Central Africa is one of the biggest challenges in the region and has enormous adverse effects on education, health, including sexual and reproductive health, and on the overall development of adolescents and youth.
This position paper presents several strong arguments about why it is imperative to address child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, if we want to succeed in harnessing the demographic dividend in West and Central Africa.
Girls are subject to child marriage, female genital mutilation and limited education and as such, are denied equality of opportunities.
This Policy will focus on six priority components to include current developments in the area of reproductive morbidity. These foci are priori ties areas for The Gambia and
The six components of this programme are : Safe motherhood; family planning; adolescent/youth sexual and reprodctive health; reproductive tract infections including
STIs/HIV/AIDS/PMTCT; gender issues; reproductive morbidity.
This report presents the results of the analysis of the orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) Policy and Planning Effort Index (OPPEI) in sub-Saharan Africa and reviews progress made in effort since 2004.
Presently 50% of the adult population is illiterate in 17 of African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal and Sierra-Leone).
A review was conducted to assess key achievements of the Accelerate Initiative, lessons learned and possible ways forward.
Gambia Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.
In June 2012, the Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Imperial College London, in partnership with the Eastern and Southern African Centre for International Parasite Control (ESACIPAC) and West African Centre for International Parasite Control (WACIPAC), delivered the 8th Annual Short Course