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Posted: Aug 10, 2016
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The vaccination campaign is aimed at protecting girls from cervical cancer.

The Gauteng departments of health and education have rolled out a second dose vaccination campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer.

“The HPV is most effective when given to young girls who have not yet engaged in sexual activities as it works only as prevention rather than a cure,” health spokesperson Steve Mabona said on Wednesday.

“The campaign is conducted biannually and targets all Grade 4 girls in public primary and special schools. Moreover, all the Grade 5 girls who received their first HPV dose in September 2015 are now due for their second HPV dose.”

The second phase started early this month and will continue until September this year.

Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu urged parents to sign consent forms for their schoolgirls.

“The department is encouraging all parents and caregivers to cooperate and sign the consent forms to allow their children to be immunised. No learners will be immunised without having signed consent forms,” she said.

Posted: Aug 10, 2016
Category: AGYW Spotlight

Lusaka
POLITICAL campaigns in Zambia are coming to a close today as the nation goes to the polls tomorrow.
All parliamentary candidates have said what they had to tell the electorate as they canvass for votes.
But one issue which has largely been missing from their messages is sexual reproductive health.
Ironically, their campaigns have mostly been characterised by messages on how they will deal with infrastructure development in their constituencies.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2016
Category: AGYW Spotlight

Lagos –  Some children development experts, on Sunday, in Lagos, attributed the cause of teenage pregnancy to the absence of counselling or limited guidance from parents.

The respondents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that teenagers were likely to become pregnant if they had no guidance or had very limited advice from their parents.

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Health workers for teens
Posted: Jul 27, 2016
Category: AGYW Spotlight

Health workers for teens

The programme is about Health Workers looking at their involvement in dealing with teenage clients. It is also about examining the quality of care and services provided to adolescent and youth clients, whether they need help with family planning (FP), testing for HIV or STIs, pregnancy or post-delivery care or any other sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. It is about Health Workers exploring some of the reasons for the frequently reported poor quality of services provided to teenage clients and then identifying solutions to improve the situation and quality of care they provide. It is also about teens reflecting upon their needs within the context of rights and responsibilities, as well as identifying actions that they, too, can take.

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