A propos de l’initiative

Dans un contexte global, l’Afrique subsaharienne demeure la région la plus touchée par le VIH. Ceci en dépit des signes positifs que la prévalence du VIH est en baisse constante chez les jeunes.

Le nombre eleve de nouvelles infections chez les jeunes reste une serieuse preoccupation.

La stigmatisation et la discrimination liées au VIH, y compris les attitudes fondées sur les lois et les politiques, continuent d’entraver les réponses à l’épidémie et empêchent très souvent les jeunes à accéder aux services de santé sexuelle et reproductive.

De même, les jeunes de la région demandent à avoir accès à l’éducation sexuelle et aux services de santé.

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Although the education sector can play a key role in improving young people's sexual reproductive health, this alone cannot meet all the needs of young people.

Health Education

The health sector also needs to be part of the discussion to ensure that the education being taught in schools is complemented and consistent with the services being provided in the region. While the mandates of the health and education sector are clearly different, the linkages between the two are critical for ensuring a holistic approach to influencing and enabling young people’s sexual reproductive health and rights.

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BRINGING EDUCATION AND HEALTH TOGETHER AMONG 21 COUNTRIES.

In late 2011, under the leadership of UNAIDS and with the support of the Regional Economic Communities (EAC and SADC) and Civil Society partners, the UN initiated a process that aimed to develop and implement a commitment around the health needs and rights of young people.

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What’s going to change this picture, and change it now? Part of the answer lies in the knowledge and skills which adolescents and young people need to prepare themselves for adulthood, being a parent, being a global citizen, the world of work and life in the 21st century.

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