Category: Adolescent Health

This opinion piece reflects upon how children and adolescents contribute towards their health, despite there being a general lack of acknowledgment, let alone engagement with young people. A Strategic Review of Child Health, published this year by the BMJ illustrates this gap. The question remains: why are adolescents and children’s

Young Voices Africa is an initiative of AVERT. See their website for the videos and information. The videos focussed on six characters – Spijo, Lineo, Martha, Babalwa, Chipo and Mwaise who are all facing dilemmas around sex and relationships – whether it’s dating older people, an unhealthy relationship, having sex without a condom, being

This is a FANTASTIC study – well worth downloading and reading. A fuller review will come in July during our Nutrition Month. Bridging the Gap: Engaging Adolescents for Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Development May 2018. WFP and Anthrologica Extract from the Forward When we first discussed the idea for this research

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This year, we have started getting enquiries from programmes wanting to introduce or strengthen the elements of well-being, building resilience and ‘mental health’… and they wondered what we are doing in this regard. Perhaps the closest we have got to this in recent years is the lifeskills programme we developed for Sierra

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Since we started five years ago, our main focus has been solving problems linked to the physical health of children in the global south – for and with children aged 10-14. To this end we have developed resources and supported the implementation of a programmes in Mozambique, Nigeria and India. We

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It’s essential to educate and involve children in sexuality and family planning. For one thing, the reality is that vast numbers of children are literally left ‘holding the baby’! The larger the family the more likely it is that children are providing a lot of the childcare. This can be

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As a Health Education organisation, we often get asked about sex and lifeskills education and how we go about it! We don’t have our own projects but over the years our staff have helped to design programmes with partners and we have helped to develop materials alongside teachers and others.

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In this post we have reproduced an article on, Children Learning about HIV using a Child Centred Approach – with the kind permission of its author, Professor Bosire Monari Mwebi. In it he presents some fascinating work on HIV/AIDS in which he has listened deeply to the views and experiences

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October is Health Literacy Month. A time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong since 1999. To celebrate Health Literacy Month, we’d like to champion the work of the Healthcare Information For All Network (HIFA). HIFA’s

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At the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health in October 2017, Robert Blum presented some of the findings of the Global Early Adolescents Study (GEAS) that looked specifically at ’empowerment’ in early adolescence (10-14). This work on adolescent empowerment is so important to our work that we are summarising it

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