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SRHR project reviewed to meet transitional needs of adolescents

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The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) has reviewed its Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) project designed to meet the...

‘Vaccinate adolescents against cervical cancer’

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Ms Rose Eduful, Principal Nursing Officer, Korle-Bu Reproductive Health Centre, has urged parents to vaccinate their adolescent girls against cervical cancer for...

Wawa Aba platform to revolutionize access to reproductive health

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Historically, adolescent reproductive health has been overlooked and largely ignored despite the high risk the country faces for its neglect. ...

Inception workshop on adolescents held in Tamale

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Stakeholders in education, health and academia and some community members in the Tamale Metropolis have attended an inception workshop to build consensus and...

Adolescents advised to avoid sex or have it safe

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Madam Rebecca Matthew, Principal Midwifery Officer at the Tamale Teaching Hospital has advised young people to have healthy relationships and practice safe sex if...
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90% Of Children Living With HIV To Receive Treatment By 2020 – First Lady

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The First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo is optimistic that a successful execution of the National Acceleration Plan for Paediatric HIV Services would fast track...
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Stakeholders Address Anaemia in Adolescents Girls in Ashanti

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The Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has held a stakeholders’ meeting over the implementation of the Girls'-Folate Tablet Supplementation (GIFTS)...
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Adolescents tasked to make healthy life decisions

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Ms Juliet Enyonam Agbali, a Nurse and the Adolescent Vocal Spokesperson for Odododiodoo Sub-Metro, has urged adolescents to think through whatever they engage themselves...
abortion

Greater Accra Region recorded 986 abortions by adolescents

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Nine-hundred and eighty-six adolescent girls in the Greater Accra Region in 2017, engaged in illegal termination of their pregnancies. The figure comprised of 31...

Liberia mobilizes funds towards improving children and adolescents mental health

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249 clinicians are now trained in mental health, with 83 specializing in the needs of children and adolescents ATLANTA…Nineteen clinicians specializing in child and adolescent...
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200,000 Adolescents Given Reproductive Health Education

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About 200,000 adolescents in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions are benefitting from adolescent reproductive health services as the fight to reduce teenage pregnancy intensified. This...
HIV

IAS, WHO find research needs of children and youth infected with HIV

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The most pressing gaps in research needed to improve outcomes for children and adolescents living with HIV are highlighted in the first global priority...
Teenage Pregnancy

Tema Records 609 Teenage Pregnancies In 2016

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Six hundred and nine (609) girls aged between 10 and 19 years reported pregnant at various health facilities in the Tema Metropolis between January...
HIV

New HIV infections among adolescents projected to rise by nearly 60 percent by 2030...

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New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 annually by 2030 if progress in reaching...
First Lady Lordina Mahama addressing a working Lunch hosted with GAVI in Addis Ababa

We Must Empower Girls To Prevent HIV – Lordina

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This is because adolescent girls and young women, aged 15 to 24 in Africa, are especially vulnerable to the epidemic that sadly continues to...

Chiefs Urged To Help Protect Sexual Reproductive Health Of Adolescents

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They should revive traditional and cultural practices that had in the past protected young people from becoming mothers and other reproductive health risks. Prof Awusabo-Asare...

Lordina calls for resource allocation for adolescent programmes

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This, she said, would enable African governments to initiate and implement key actions, towards reversing the negative HIV and AIDS trends among adolescents. "For far...
abortion

Abortion Rampant Among Kumasi Girls

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Available statistics show that 1,718 teenagers in the city, aborted unwanted pregnancies, last year, as against the 2014 total of 1,393. Dr. Yeboah Awudzi, Deputy...

UNAIDS urges Africa to address social context that creates HIV risks

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"We need to ensure increased access to information - ensuring adolescent girls and boys can get the information they need about sex, reproductive health...
First Lady Lordina Mahama addressing a working Lunch hosted with GAVI in Addis Ababa

Ghana’s First Lady urges investment in health, education

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She was addressing the opening session of the Seventh African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights here in the Ghanaian capital to discuss adolescent...

Expose Adolescents To Sexual Issues – UNAIDS Coordinator

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He said adolescents constitute important component of the population that needs to be invested in for national development. Mr Haile announced this at the...

Tema records high rate of HIV among adolescents

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Dr John Yabani, Metropolitan Health Director, disclosed that 54 adolescents who visited Adolescent Corners at various hospitals in Tema tested positive to HIV from...
Boko Haram

New Boko Haram attack: Over 30 adolescents kidnapped

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Suspected Islamic insurgents, Boko Haram, has kidnapped over 30 adolescents- including girls as young as 11- in the Northeast part of Nigeria.?The insurgents grabbed...

WHO Says More Adolescents Are At Risk Of HIV Infections

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 2 million adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 years are living with Human Immunodeficiency...