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At a time when the international community is poised and hopeful about the transition from the millennium development goals to achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030, Africa must address a fundamental question on how to bring significant and sustainable improvements to people’s lives with the current prospects for population growth.

If we are to achieve this, faith-based organizations and leaders must play a crucial role. They are key role models and opinion leaders. They influence the way their communities
engage with and decide on issues. They also influence how well these communities accept health services.

 

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At a time when the international community is poised and hopeful about the transition from the millennium development goals to achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030, Africa must address a fundamental question on how to bring significant and sustainable improvements to people’s lives with the current prospects for population growth.

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We live in a world where humanitarian crises extract mounting costs from economies, communities and individuals.

Wars and natural disasters make the headlines, at least initially.

Less visible but also costly are the crises of fragility, vulnerability and growing inequality, confining millions of people to the most tenuous hopes for peace and development. 

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The Annual Report 2014 of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund analyses the first year of operation of Phase II of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund. The Maternal Health Thematic Fund is UNFPA’s flagship programme for accelerating improved maternal and newborn health. It is the only one of its kind in the UN system that focuses on a key area of reproductive health while at the same time intensively contributing to strengthening health systems.

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This report documents major achievements and innovations in 2014, the initial year of Phase II of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of partially or totally removing the external genital organs for non-medical reasons. It violates the human rights of girls and women, and causes serious and, in some cases, life-threatening health complications.

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The Annual Report 2014 shows how UNFPA helped 158 countries, territories and other areas realize the goals of the ICPD's Programme of Action and showcases the diversity of projects and programmes supported during the... - See more at: http://www.unfpa.org/publications#sthash.s8aVNWJC.dpuf

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While there are many separate indicators related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV, a key challenge has been the lack of internationally agreed indicators to measure progress in linking SRH and HIV. This SRH and HIV Linkages Compendium contains a focused set of indicators and related assessment tools that have relevance to tracking the links between SRH and HIV programmes at national and sub-national levels.

Each indicator includes an overview, a brief description of its relevance to SRH and HIV linkages, and a hyperlink to a detailed definition.  All the indicators in this compendium have passed through a rigorous evaluation based on the indicator standards of the UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group.  

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Access to reproductive health, including family planning, is recognized as a human right. Support from donors is critical to improving and ensuring the security of essential contraceptives and other life-saving reproductive health commodities. Contraceptives procured through external support constitute a significant contribution to reproductive health, including family planning and, through the dual protection provided by condoms, the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV.

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The 2014 edition of Adding It Up expands the scope of the report and provides new estimates of the needs for and costs and benefits of sexual and reproductive health interventions in the following key areas: contraceptive services; maternal, newborn and other pregnancy-related care; selected services related to HIV prevention; and treating women for four other common STIs.

 

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