Current approaches to HIV prevention typically target people who are identiﬁed as, or self-identify, with being at risk. In Africa, 74% of new HIV infections are among adolescent girls aged 15–19 years, and AIDS-related illnesses are the leading cause of death among adolescent girls and women of reproductive age. Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on developing and testing biomedical interventions to prevent HIV in women have not succeeded in reducing HIV incidence.Download pdf (26 downloads)
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These policy guidelines serve as framework for establishing mental health services for children and adolescents at national, provincial and local levels of health care within the primary Health Care approach using an intersectoral approach. They have been developed in relation to other South African policies, legislation and treaties that address themselves to the enhancement of survival as well as well the protection and development of children and adolescents.
The preamble of the policy guidelines adopts a holistic approach in addressing the various risk and protective factors that can affect the mental health of children and adolescents. These causal factors can exist in the physical, emotional and social domains of the human being.