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Ensuring proper financing for family planning involves identifying and putting in place various mechanisms for purchasing family planning commodities and supplies at the national and local levels. To help countries advance toward contraceptive security, this 8 page brief focuses primarily on increasing funds for procurement of contraceptive commodities and supplies.
To learn more about High Impact Practices in Family Planning, visit the HIPs website.
The Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+) released a report in partnership with UNICEF, UNESCO and Treat ASIA: Lost in Transitions: Current issues faced by adolescents living with HIV in Asia Pacific.
The Lost in Transitions report captures the experiences of adolescents perinatally infected with HIV as they disclose their status, deal with life-long antiretroviral treatment, move from paediatric to adult health care services and navigate sexuality and relationships. It also includes the perspectives of adolescents who acquired HIV through unprotected sex and drug use.
The report highlights significant gaps in how communities and governments in the region are addressing the needs of adolescents aged 10 – 19 living with HIV.
At the report’s release during a special session of the International Conference on AIDS in Asia and Pacific (ICAAP) in November 2013, Shiba Phulairatpam, the Regional Coordinator of APN+, said adolescents living with HIV remain a missing component of national HIV prevention, treatment and care strategies.
“The current response to HIV in Asia Pacific is failing adolescents living with HIV,” said Phulairatpam. "We need to do more to support the mobilization of adolescents living with HIV and promote peer-based services that are effective in meeting their needs as highlighted in our report. We must also push for better treatment regimens.”
Read the report and its recommendations to governments, policymakers, programmers and networks of people living with HIV (pdf): www.apnplus.org/main/share/publication/Lost_in_transitions.pdf
What are vector-borne diseases? These are infectious diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes, biting flies, fleas, lice, bugs, ticks, and mites. Over half of the world's population is at risk from vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue. This year on Monday, April 7th, World Health Day aims to foster awareness around prevention and control of these potentially life-threatening diseases.
Vector-borne diseases can cause significant harm to pregnant women and children under five years of age. However, many of these diseases can be prevented by taking precautions such as sleeping under mosquito nets and ensuring children are fully vaccinated.
Below is a selection of POPLINE searches leading to content on various vector-borne diseases and their relationships to maternal-child health.
Read more about World Health Day and vector-borne diseases at the WHO World Health Day campaign page.
- Malaria & Maternal-Child Health
- Dengue & Maternal-Child Health
- African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) & Maternal-Child Health
- Yellow Fever & Maternal-Child Health
- Schistosomiasis & Maternal-Child Health
- Leishmaniasis & Maternal-Child Health
- Chikungunya & Maternal-Child Health
- Lymphatic Filarisis (elephantiasis) & Maternal-Child Health
- American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) & Maternal-Child Health