Safeguard Young People – Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR)

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The UNFPA Safeguard Young People Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights/HIV (SRHR) programme will contribute to the reduction of HIV infections and improved sexual and reproductive health status of young women and men aged 10 to 24 in 8 Southern African countries1. UNFPA will scale up SRHR/HIV prevention models in order to equip young people with knowledge, skills and values to protect themselves from HIV infections and capacitate member states to improve the legislative environment to address young people’s health issues.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Communauté de développement d'Afrique australe (SADC)
Santé
Santé & droits reproductives
Renforcement des systèmes de santé
Maladies infectieuses
01.08.2013 - 31.01.2017
CHF 8'575'000
Contexte

Although HIV incidence has gone down, the region still accounts for 75% of global infections among young people. Only 40% of young men and 38% of young women aged 15-24 have comprehensive knowledge of HIV and its transmission. Early childbearing, lack of access to adequate maternal health services all contribute to high numbers of maternal deaths among young women in the region. Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR) programmes are estimated at reaching only 45-50% of eligible young people. Laws, systems and services related to SRHR are inadequately implemented despite the number of commitments expressed by governments in international and regional human rights and SRHR instruments.

Objectifs

Reduced HIV infections and improved sexual and reproductive health of young people aged 10 to 24 in 8 Southern African countries.( Zambia, Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho).

Groupes cibles

Adolescents and young people (10-24) nationally in the 8 SADC countries. Young people most at risk of HIV including young sex workers, those living in HIV hotspot communities or where teenage pregnancy or early marriage is high. Secondary target group are: teachers, youth workers, service providers, health service providers, young peer educators, traditional initiation instructors, chiefs policymakers, law enforcement agents, and parents.

Effets à moyen terme

  • Improved policy and legal environment for addressing young people’s issues, policies and programmes at the regional (SADC) national and sub-national levels.
  • Increased knowledge and skills of young women and men towards adoption of protective sexual behaviours.
  • Scaled up youth friendly and integrated SRHR and HIV Services for adolescents and young people through both static and outreach services.
  • Strengthened leadership and participation by young people in programme planning, implementation and evaluation as well as in national and regional development processes.
  • Strengthened coordination, documentation and dissemination of strategic information, lessons learned and best practices at the national and regional levels
  • Résultats

    Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

  • UNFPA spearheaded an Africa regional advocacy initiative strengthening youth development and SRHR leadership of the African Union Commission (AUC), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Regional Economic Commissions (RECs). This led to the development of the Continental Policy on SRHR and the Maputo Plan of Action in 2006.
  • In Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, UNFPA partnered with the Ministries of Health to implement youth friendly sexual health/HIV services. The results showed a significant increase in the use of services by young people. The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the UNFPA implemented youth friendly services as effective strategy that can be scaled up without further research.
  • An adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Project originally implemented in Liberia, Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Ethiopia and Malawi succeeded in delaying early marriage of project participants, increased the period of schooling, improved life skills and confidence and girls now access health services.

  • Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
    Crédit Coopération au développement
    Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
    Secteur privé
    Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
    • Sectreur privé étranger Sud/Est
    • Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population


    Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   8'575'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   8'419'866
    Phases du projet Phase 2 01.02.2017 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)

    Phase 1 01.08.2013 - 31.01.2017   (Completed)