Webinar: 22 June 2022, 2pmCEST--Successful Scale Up of Adolescent Pregnancy/Childbearing Prevention Programmes


Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Network Colleagues,

 

Please see information for an exciting Webinar next week about the Scale Up and Sustainability of Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing prevention programmes featuring experiences from Chile, England, Ethiopia and Jamaica.

 

WEBINAR: Successful national government-led large scale and sustained adolescent pregnancy/childbearing prevention programmes: The cases of Chile, England, Ethiopia and Jamaica

 

Wednesday 22 June 2022, 2.00 pm CEST

Facilitator: Carine Weiss, Medicus Mundi Switzerland (MMS)
Collaborating partners: 
MMS, WHO/HRP, IBP Network, ExpandNet, GFMER, FP2030, and AFIDEP

 

Please register here

 

NGOs were the first to respond to the challenge of adolescent pregnancy and childbearing. Their projects and research studies by academic institutions have shown that adolescent pregnancy and childbearing can be reduced through tailormade interventions.

In a growing number of countries, governments are taking the lead and have put in place large scale (nationwide) and sustained programmes which have demonstrated success in reducing adolescent pregnancy and childbearing in different contexts for example in Chile, England, Ethiopia and Jamaica. They have shown what is possible with visionary leadership, good science, and strong management. They challenge other countries to do the same.

 

Aim of the Webinar:

This Webinar aims to showcase the success stories of four different countries in how to reduce teenage pregnancy by having a strong national support.

 

 

 

Guiding questions:

  • How did these countries put the reduction of adolescent pregnancy and child bearing on their national agendas?
  • What steps did they take to address the most vulnerable girls/young women?
  • How did they scale up and sustain their programmes?

 

Medicus Mundi Switzerland In the 28 years since the International Conference on Population and Development there has been remarkable progress on various aspects of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. For example, the rate of adolescent child bearing globally has declined from 47.9 births per 1,000 girls in 2010 to 41.2 births per 1,000 girls in 2020. The rates of decline have been uneven, with the steepest decline occurring in sub-Saharan Arican and Latin American Caribbean countries, although their rates still remain higher than those in other world regions.

 

 

 

 

Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

www.ibpnetwork.org

 

 

 


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Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

www.ibpnetwork.org

 

 

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