Social Protection

Addressing the needs of adolescent and young mothers affected by HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa

Adolescent and young mothers are a priority population for UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa, including those who are affected by HIV. In this region, one in four women aged 20-24 years gives birth before the age of 18 years and 30 per cent of all new HIV infections occur among adolescent girls and young women aged 15-24 years. Studies increasingly show poorer maternal, child and HIV outcomes for this age group as compared to older women. Together with governments and partners, UNICEF has been working to promote differentiated, evidence-based approaches to meet the complex needs of adolescent and young mothers in several countries across the region. This newly released report describes these efforts in nine countries, highlighting the results achieved and the learning. Key insights include the importance of responsive service delivery and social support as well as working across sectors. Also offered are ways in which policy makers, researchers, programme managers and implementers can strengthen HIV and health services for adolescent and young mothers and their children.

AGYW Programming & Implementation Repository


The AGYW Programming & Implementation Repository contains resources relevant to AGYW programming that have been collated to support enhanced implementation and programming of Global Fund Catalytic Funding for HIV prevention among AGYW in Eastern and Southern Africa. Developed in collaboration with Global Fund in response to an identified need from the SEA sub-region, we are confident that you will all find the repository useful in your support of national AGYW programmes.

The repository is housed on Google Drive and is accessible without a Gmail account. The resources are organized in folders by key programming area and are easily searchable through a google sheet. Powerpoint slides have also been developed to help you navigate through the repository.

The spreadsheet and slideshow are available for download above.

November 2019: Research Summary

Download a selection of abstracts related to children, HIV and AIDS published in peer-reviewed journals between July and October 2019.

The topics in this issue of the research summary are: (1) HIV in pregnancy and breastfeeding, (2) HIV prevention, (3) HIV testing and diagnostics, (4) paediatric HIV treatment, (5) HIV service delivery for adolescents and young people and (6) HIV epidemic among adolescent girls and young women.

 

From, UNICEF Newsletter: For every child, ending AIDS (November 2019)
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Research Summary - Q2 2019 Newsletter

The Learning Collaborative draws on scientific research published in the second quarter of 2019 to bring you short summaries of the following topics: PMTCT, HIV testing strategies, paediatric treatment, HIV prevention and treatment in adolescent girls and young women, adherence and retention in care, and global governance and financing for HIV.