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Maputo Plan of Action

(African Union Commission)

 

The Maputo Plan of Action, 2006-2010, is an ambitious roadmap for Africa to achieve the ICPD goal of universal access to reproductive health by 2015. By formally ratifying the Maputo Plan, African leaders agreed to change how they addressed reproductive health in their policies and to radically strengthen health systems to tackle maternal mortality and other reproductive health crises. The Plan includes clear goals, outcomes, and outputs with target indicators, timelines, and costing, but the method of attaining the goals is left up to each country.

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Young People Today, Time To Act Now

On the 6th and 7th of December 2013, Ministers of Education and Health and their technical representatives from 20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa met in Cape Town, South Africa to affirm their commitment to strengthening HIV prevention efforts and fostering positive health outcomes through improved access to quality, comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for young people in the region. This 8 partnership allowed the key Ministries to jointly agree on how best to develop and deliver the information, education and services needed to reverse the HIV and AIDS epidemic, promote healthy lifestyles through CSE as well as related sexual health services. As a result of their deliberations, a new commitment titled; ‘Young People Today, Time To Act Now’ was endorsed to provide a framework for strengthening access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for young people.

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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

 

At the beginning of the new millennium, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to shape a broad vision to fight poverty in its many dimensions. That vision, which was translated into eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), has remained the overarching development framework for the world for the past 15 years.

 

As we reach the end of the MDG period, the world community has reason to celebrate. Thanks to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts, the MDGs have saved the lives of millions and improved conditions for many more. The data and analysis presented in this report prove that, with targeted interventions, sound strategies, adequate resources and political will, even the poorest countries can make dramatic and unprecedented progress. The report also acknowledges uneven achievements and shortfalls in many areas. The work is not complete, and it must continue in the new development era.

More resources on the Millennium Development Goals

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Continental Policy Framework for SRHR in Africa

 

The Continental Policy Framework calls for mainstrea-ming of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in primary health care to accelerate the achievement of health-related MDGs. It addresses the commonest causes of maternal and newborn child morbidity and mortality, and identifies the implementation of the Roadmap for the Acceleration of the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Child morbidity and mortality as the strategy for improving reproductive health.

The Policy Framework also calls for strengthening of the health sector component in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in particular; by implementing the Abuja recommendation of the 2001 Summit of Heads of State and Government to increase resources to the health sector thereby improve access to services. By extension the Framework calls for mainstreaming gender issues in socio-economic deve-lopment programmes, by facilitating improved women’s health thereby increasing their participation in national economic development. It also calls for the development of SRH Commodity Security by including SRH commodities in the Essential Drug Lists and thereby ensures that women do not die needlessly because of lack of basic medicines.

PSH Training Manuals
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Manual

 

  • Sex Worker Peer Educator Training Manual

 

  • Intergenerational Communication on Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - Participants Handbook

 

  • Intergenerational Communication on Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - Facilitator's Handbook

 

The above listed training manuals are not available here but can be requested from our Training Unit at: [email protected]

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Partners in Sexual Health (PSH) is a national evidence based, non-profit organisation with regional footprints that provides Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) services - including HIV/AIDS services - to men, women and particularly adolescents and youth.

 

Our vision is an empowered society on SRHR.

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