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The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region
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| 09 December 2019

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region (2015-2017) was undertaken with the purpose of conducting a review of existing adolescent and youth-friendly health services (AYFHS) guidelines, protocols and standards, and assessing how they are implemented in 23 countries of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region. The specific objectives were to: Review AYFHS guidelines and standards in 23 ESA countries against World Health Organization’s (WHO), International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) and other international standards developed and used in the public health, private and non-for-profit health systems. Assess the status of AYFHS implementation in the ESA region, how guidelines and standards are being applied to improve the quality and coverage of services, and both negative and positive factors affecting the provision of services. Identify and document promising practices for the implementation of the AYFHS guidelines and standards in selected countries. Based on the findings above, provide recommendations for improving and scaling up AYFHS in the ESA region.

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region
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| 09 December 2019

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region (2015-2017) was undertaken with the purpose of conducting a review of existing adolescent and youth-friendly health services (AYFHS) guidelines, protocols and standards, and assessing how they are implemented in 23 countries of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region. The specific objectives were to: Review AYFHS guidelines and standards in 23 ESA countries against World Health Organization’s (WHO), International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) and other international standards developed and used in the public health, private and non-for-profit health systems. Assess the status of AYFHS implementation in the ESA region, how guidelines and standards are being applied to improve the quality and coverage of services, and both negative and positive factors affecting the provision of services. Identify and document promising practices for the implementation of the AYFHS guidelines and standards in selected countries. Based on the findings above, provide recommendations for improving and scaling up AYFHS in the ESA region.

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| 02 December 2019

Questions Inachevées : Réflexions sur le Sommet de Nairobi et la Décennie de Réalisation

L'Hon. Antonio Rosario Niquice est un membre du Parlement mozambicain élu depuis 2004. En plus d'être un champion #RightByHer, il est également membre d’Action Mondiale des Parlementaires et le président de la Region Afrique de la Fédération. Internationale pour la Planification Familiale (l’IPPF RA).

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| 02 December 2019

Questions Inachevées : Réflexions sur le Sommet de Nairobi et la Décennie de Réalisation

L'Hon. Antonio Rosario Niquice est un membre du Parlement mozambicain élu depuis 2004. En plus d'être un champion #RightByHer, il est également membre d’Action Mondiale des Parlementaires et le président de la Region Afrique de la Fédération. Internationale pour la Planification Familiale (l’IPPF RA).

Outcome Document
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| 29 November 2019

Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) - Outcome Document

This Outcome Document is a set of recommendations by IPPF and the #RightByHer Campaign to inform the annual planning of African Parliamentarian Committee of health representatives from across the continent.  

Outcome Document
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| 29 November 2019

Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) - Outcome Document

This Outcome Document is a set of recommendations by IPPF and the #RightByHer Campaign to inform the annual planning of African Parliamentarian Committee of health representatives from across the continent.  

Haingo-Rabearimonjy
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| 11 November 2019

Forum Francophone De Partage De Bonnes Pratiques Sur Les DSSR

Haingo-Rabearimonjy
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| 11 November 2019

Forum Francophone De Partage De Bonnes Pratiques Sur Les DSSR

Cover page - Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care
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| 02 October 2019

Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care

Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care  Makleff S, Wilkins R, Wachsmann H, Gupta D, Wachira M, Bunde W, Radhakrishnan U, Cislaghi B, Baum SE.  In this study, we show how women having abortions in Kenya and India have quite similar fears and expectations for their abortion service, despite major differences in the legal and social contexts in the two countries. In Kenya, abortion is permitted under limited conditions, and there are many barriers to access, including confusion about whether abortion is actually legal. In India, abortion is legal and accessible up to 20 weeks of gestation with few restrictions, though many women still access care outside the formal health system. In both these settings, we found that women arrived for their abortion with little accurate knowledge, negative attitudes towards abortion, fears about the safety and side effects, concerns about being judged, and low expectations for how they would be treated during their abortion. Younger women in both countries expressed particularly strong concerns about abortion safety, potentially because they were scared to look for information or support. Our findings suggest that young women (particularly in Kenya) and unmarried women (particularly in India) are more likely to experience abortion stigma. We propose that clinics in both countries could develop strategies to promote access to youth-friendly services and consider how to reduce experiences of abortion stigma and improve women’s expectations of abortion services – this would ultimately help improve client-centered care. 2019 Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, https://doi.org/10.1080/26410397.2019.1661753

Cover page - Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care
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| 02 October 2019

Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care

Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care  Makleff S, Wilkins R, Wachsmann H, Gupta D, Wachira M, Bunde W, Radhakrishnan U, Cislaghi B, Baum SE.  In this study, we show how women having abortions in Kenya and India have quite similar fears and expectations for their abortion service, despite major differences in the legal and social contexts in the two countries. In Kenya, abortion is permitted under limited conditions, and there are many barriers to access, including confusion about whether abortion is actually legal. In India, abortion is legal and accessible up to 20 weeks of gestation with few restrictions, though many women still access care outside the formal health system. In both these settings, we found that women arrived for their abortion with little accurate knowledge, negative attitudes towards abortion, fears about the safety and side effects, concerns about being judged, and low expectations for how they would be treated during their abortion. Younger women in both countries expressed particularly strong concerns about abortion safety, potentially because they were scared to look for information or support. Our findings suggest that young women (particularly in Kenya) and unmarried women (particularly in India) are more likely to experience abortion stigma. We propose that clinics in both countries could develop strategies to promote access to youth-friendly services and consider how to reduce experiences of abortion stigma and improve women’s expectations of abortion services – this would ultimately help improve client-centered care. 2019 Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, https://doi.org/10.1080/26410397.2019.1661753

Prof. Fred. T. Sai
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| 19 September 2019

IPPFAR - The Fred Sai Institute

An advocate of gender equality and women’s empowerment, Prof Sai, has ceaselessly fought for the individual’s right to family planning information and education, services and supplies; universal access to sexual and reproductive rights, including measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence. This institute is, therefore, in honor of Prof Sai’s commitment to the institutionalization of the right to reproductive health services including family planning in the world. Prof Sai has had a distinguished career with theInternational Planned Parenthood Federation. He was a co-founder of Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, an IPPF affiliate member. He spearheaded the set up of the IPPF Africa Regional Office we well as the Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) in Nairobi. He was the first African President of International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Prof. Fred. T. Sai
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| 19 September 2019

IPPFAR - The Fred Sai Institute

An advocate of gender equality and women’s empowerment, Prof Sai, has ceaselessly fought for the individual’s right to family planning information and education, services and supplies; universal access to sexual and reproductive rights, including measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence. This institute is, therefore, in honor of Prof Sai’s commitment to the institutionalization of the right to reproductive health services including family planning in the world. Prof Sai has had a distinguished career with theInternational Planned Parenthood Federation. He was a co-founder of Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, an IPPF affiliate member. He spearheaded the set up of the IPPF Africa Regional Office we well as the Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) in Nairobi. He was the first African President of International Planned Parenthood Federation.

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region
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| 09 December 2019

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region (2015-2017) was undertaken with the purpose of conducting a review of existing adolescent and youth-friendly health services (AYFHS) guidelines, protocols and standards, and assessing how they are implemented in 23 countries of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region. The specific objectives were to: Review AYFHS guidelines and standards in 23 ESA countries against World Health Organization’s (WHO), International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) and other international standards developed and used in the public health, private and non-for-profit health systems. Assess the status of AYFHS implementation in the ESA region, how guidelines and standards are being applied to improve the quality and coverage of services, and both negative and positive factors affecting the provision of services. Identify and document promising practices for the implementation of the AYFHS guidelines and standards in selected countries. Based on the findings above, provide recommendations for improving and scaling up AYFHS in the ESA region.

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region
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| 09 December 2019

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region

The Assessment of Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services in the East and Southern Africa Region (2015-2017) was undertaken with the purpose of conducting a review of existing adolescent and youth-friendly health services (AYFHS) guidelines, protocols and standards, and assessing how they are implemented in 23 countries of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region. The specific objectives were to: Review AYFHS guidelines and standards in 23 ESA countries against World Health Organization’s (WHO), International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) and other international standards developed and used in the public health, private and non-for-profit health systems. Assess the status of AYFHS implementation in the ESA region, how guidelines and standards are being applied to improve the quality and coverage of services, and both negative and positive factors affecting the provision of services. Identify and document promising practices for the implementation of the AYFHS guidelines and standards in selected countries. Based on the findings above, provide recommendations for improving and scaling up AYFHS in the ESA region.

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| 02 December 2019

Questions Inachevées : Réflexions sur le Sommet de Nairobi et la Décennie de Réalisation

L'Hon. Antonio Rosario Niquice est un membre du Parlement mozambicain élu depuis 2004. En plus d'être un champion #RightByHer, il est également membre d’Action Mondiale des Parlementaires et le président de la Region Afrique de la Fédération. Internationale pour la Planification Familiale (l’IPPF RA).

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| 02 December 2019

Questions Inachevées : Réflexions sur le Sommet de Nairobi et la Décennie de Réalisation

L'Hon. Antonio Rosario Niquice est un membre du Parlement mozambicain élu depuis 2004. En plus d'être un champion #RightByHer, il est également membre d’Action Mondiale des Parlementaires et le président de la Region Afrique de la Fédération. Internationale pour la Planification Familiale (l’IPPF RA).

Outcome Document
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| 29 November 2019

Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) - Outcome Document

This Outcome Document is a set of recommendations by IPPF and the #RightByHer Campaign to inform the annual planning of African Parliamentarian Committee of health representatives from across the continent.  

Outcome Document
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| 29 November 2019

Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) - Outcome Document

This Outcome Document is a set of recommendations by IPPF and the #RightByHer Campaign to inform the annual planning of African Parliamentarian Committee of health representatives from across the continent.  

Haingo-Rabearimonjy
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| 11 November 2019

Forum Francophone De Partage De Bonnes Pratiques Sur Les DSSR

Haingo-Rabearimonjy
Resource

| 11 November 2019

Forum Francophone De Partage De Bonnes Pratiques Sur Les DSSR

Cover page - Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care
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| 02 October 2019

Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care

Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care  Makleff S, Wilkins R, Wachsmann H, Gupta D, Wachira M, Bunde W, Radhakrishnan U, Cislaghi B, Baum SE.  In this study, we show how women having abortions in Kenya and India have quite similar fears and expectations for their abortion service, despite major differences in the legal and social contexts in the two countries. In Kenya, abortion is permitted under limited conditions, and there are many barriers to access, including confusion about whether abortion is actually legal. In India, abortion is legal and accessible up to 20 weeks of gestation with few restrictions, though many women still access care outside the formal health system. In both these settings, we found that women arrived for their abortion with little accurate knowledge, negative attitudes towards abortion, fears about the safety and side effects, concerns about being judged, and low expectations for how they would be treated during their abortion. Younger women in both countries expressed particularly strong concerns about abortion safety, potentially because they were scared to look for information or support. Our findings suggest that young women (particularly in Kenya) and unmarried women (particularly in India) are more likely to experience abortion stigma. We propose that clinics in both countries could develop strategies to promote access to youth-friendly services and consider how to reduce experiences of abortion stigma and improve women’s expectations of abortion services – this would ultimately help improve client-centered care. 2019 Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, https://doi.org/10.1080/26410397.2019.1661753

Cover page - Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care
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| 02 October 2019

Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care

Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care  Makleff S, Wilkins R, Wachsmann H, Gupta D, Wachira M, Bunde W, Radhakrishnan U, Cislaghi B, Baum SE.  In this study, we show how women having abortions in Kenya and India have quite similar fears and expectations for their abortion service, despite major differences in the legal and social contexts in the two countries. In Kenya, abortion is permitted under limited conditions, and there are many barriers to access, including confusion about whether abortion is actually legal. In India, abortion is legal and accessible up to 20 weeks of gestation with few restrictions, though many women still access care outside the formal health system. In both these settings, we found that women arrived for their abortion with little accurate knowledge, negative attitudes towards abortion, fears about the safety and side effects, concerns about being judged, and low expectations for how they would be treated during their abortion. Younger women in both countries expressed particularly strong concerns about abortion safety, potentially because they were scared to look for information or support. Our findings suggest that young women (particularly in Kenya) and unmarried women (particularly in India) are more likely to experience abortion stigma. We propose that clinics in both countries could develop strategies to promote access to youth-friendly services and consider how to reduce experiences of abortion stigma and improve women’s expectations of abortion services – this would ultimately help improve client-centered care. 2019 Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, https://doi.org/10.1080/26410397.2019.1661753

Prof. Fred. T. Sai
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| 19 September 2019

IPPFAR - The Fred Sai Institute

An advocate of gender equality and women’s empowerment, Prof Sai, has ceaselessly fought for the individual’s right to family planning information and education, services and supplies; universal access to sexual and reproductive rights, including measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence. This institute is, therefore, in honor of Prof Sai’s commitment to the institutionalization of the right to reproductive health services including family planning in the world. Prof Sai has had a distinguished career with theInternational Planned Parenthood Federation. He was a co-founder of Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, an IPPF affiliate member. He spearheaded the set up of the IPPF Africa Regional Office we well as the Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) in Nairobi. He was the first African President of International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Prof. Fred. T. Sai
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| 19 September 2019

IPPFAR - The Fred Sai Institute

An advocate of gender equality and women’s empowerment, Prof Sai, has ceaselessly fought for the individual’s right to family planning information and education, services and supplies; universal access to sexual and reproductive rights, including measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence. This institute is, therefore, in honor of Prof Sai’s commitment to the institutionalization of the right to reproductive health services including family planning in the world. Prof Sai has had a distinguished career with theInternational Planned Parenthood Federation. He was a co-founder of Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, an IPPF affiliate member. He spearheaded the set up of the IPPF Africa Regional Office we well as the Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) in Nairobi. He was the first African President of International Planned Parenthood Federation.