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    Learning and teaching about AIDS at school. UNAIDS technical update.

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS [UNAIDS]

    Geneva, Switzerland, UNAIDS, 1997 Oct. 7 p. (UNAIDS Best Practice Collection; UNAIDS Technical Update)

    Young people are especially vulnerable to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They are also vulnerable as regards drug use (and not just injected drugs). Even if they are not engaging in risk behaviours today, they may soon be exposed to situations that put them at risk. Very often they cannot talk easily or at all about AIDS, or about the risk behaviours that can lead to HIV infection, at home or in their community. However, most of them do attend at some point, and school is an entry point where these topics - often difficult to discuss elsewhere - can be addressed. (author's)
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    Child and adolescent health and development progress report 2002-2003.

    World Health Organization [WHO]

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 2004. [139] p.

    The WHO Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) promotes the survival, health, growth and development of children and adolescents from birth up to 19 years. The structure of the Department, and its guiding principles, are intended to support progress towards this goal. CAH is organized into four teams, three of which address research and development across the life-course – neonatal and infant health and development, child health and development, and adolescent health and development. The fourth team provides technical support to partners, regions and countries. This structure allows the Department to apply a public health approach to health and development, within a lifecourse framework. CAH activities follow a well-defined cycle: research; development of strategies, tools, standards and guidelines; and support for their introduction, monitoring and evaluation in countries. The approach ensures that countries are assisted in their efforts to implement interventions and strategies proven by research, and that experience of implementation stimulates and defines research and development priorities. This report highlights activities undertaken and progress made by CAH during the 2002–2003 biennium. It is organized according to the structure of the Department, with one chapter for each research and development team. Relevant technical support is described at the end of each chapter. Documents and articles published during the biennium are listed in the annexes. (excerpt)
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    The role of the health sector in supporting adolescent health and development. Materials prepared for the technical briefing at the World Health Assembly, 22 May 2003.

    Brandrup-Lukanow A; Akhsan S; Conyer RT; Shaheed A; Kianian-Firouzgar S

    Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization [WHO], 2003. 15 p.

    I am very pleased to be here, and to be part of the discussion on Young Peoples Health at the World Health Assembly, for two reasons: because of the work we have been doing in adolescent health over the past years together with the Member States of the European Region of WHO, the work in cooperation with other UN agencies, especially UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNAIDS on adolescent health and development. Secondly, because Youth is a priority area of work of German Development Cooperation, and of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation, where I am working presently. Indeed, we have devoted this years GTZ´s open house day on development cooperation to youth I would also like to take this opportunity to remember the work of the late Dr. Herbert Friedman, former Chief of Adolescent Health in WHO, whose vision of the importance of working for and with young people has inspired many of the national plans and initiatives which we will hear about today. In many countries of the world, young people form the majority of populations, and yet their needs are being insufficiently met through existing health and social services. The health of young people was long denied the public, and public health attention it deserves. Adolescence is a driving force of personal, but also social development, as young people gradually discover, and question and challenge the adult world they are growing into. (excerpt)
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    Global Consultation on Adolescent Friendly Health Services: a consensus statement, Geneva, 7-9 March 2001.

    World Health Organization [WHO]. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 2002. 29 p. (WHO/FCH/CAH/02.18)

    In 1995, WHOorgadized a studygroup on programming for adolescent health and development along with UNICEF and UNFPA. This resulted in the development of a 'Common Agenda for Action' on adolescent health and development, endorsed by the three agencies. The Common Agenda called for the application of a package of'actions' by a variety of 'players', to promote healthy development in adolescents and to prevent and respond to health problems if and when they arise. The 'actions' include: the creation of a safe and supportive environment; the provision of information; building life-skills; the provision of health and coupselling services. (excerpt)
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    Preventing HIV / AIDS among adolescents through integrated communication programming.

    United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA]

    New York, New York, UNFPA, 2003. [117] p.

    This manual is designed to assist national UNFPA officers in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating communication interventions for HIV prevention among adolescents that integrate advocacy, behaviour change communication and education with other policy and service components. The manual provides a series of checklists to guide the programme or project officer in addressing key questions related evidenced-based communication programming for HIV prevention among adolescents. The checklists follow a stepwise decision-making process and serve as menus of options to conduct thorough needs assessments, analyse programmatic responses, and handle strategic programming decisions. The first chapter sets the tone in relation to UNFPA’s support at the county level. It describes the three main communication approaches, HIV prevention, adolescent reproductive health, and explains how they relate to the UNFPA programming cycle. The second and third chapters review the situation of HIV among adolescents from the viewpoint of their priority needs and government policies and intended response. Beneficiary needs and state policies become the set of priority issues that communication will need to address. The fourth chapter assesses the ability of organizations involved in HIV prevention among youths to identify needs for capacity development and to help UNFPA determine its role vis-à-vis implementing partners. The fifth chapter compiles a set of desirable programme results in advocacy, behaviour change communication and education that focus on HIV prevention among young people. It also provides tips for selecting among them. The sixth chapter provides information and suggestions for selecting the communication strategy that will be most effective, based on assessed adolescent communication and health needs. The seventh chapter reviews issues to strengthen partnerships, management and coordination in programme implementation. Chapter eight provides tips and tools for monitoring and evaluating processes and outcomes. (author's)
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