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    Making health services adolescent friendly: Developing national quality standards for adolescent friendly health services.

    World Health Organization [WHO]. Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 2012. [56] p.

    This guidebook sets out the public health rationale for making it easier for adolescents to obtain the health services that they need to protect and improve their health and well-being, including sexual and reproductive health services. It defines ‘adolescent-friendly health services’ from the perspective of quality, and provides step-by-step guidance on developing quality standards for health service provision to adolescents. Drawing upon international experience, it is also tailored to national epidemiological, social, cultural and economic realities, and provides guidance on identifying what actions need to be taken to assess whether appropriate standards have been achieved.
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    Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health: Charting Directions for a Second Generation of Programming. A report on a workshop of the UNFPA in collaboration with the Population Council, 1--3 May 2002, New York.

    Arnold E

    New York, New York, Population Council, 2003. [41] p.

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Population Council, convened a three-day workshop that took place 1--3 May 2002 at the Population Council's headquarters in New York. The workshop provided an opportunity to review research and programs in the area of adolescent reproductive health and development (the "first generation") and to think critically about key lessons learned from this work as we move forward into the "second generation" of work with this important population. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from that workshop. For the purposes of this executive summary, we are gathering key points into two clusters: those that underscore principles of program planning, design, and evaluation, and those that highlight neglected subjects or subgroups on the adolescent agenda. Where possible, reference is made to the sections of the report as well as the background paper where the reader may find more detailed descriptions. (excerpt)
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    Integration of population education in APPEAL. Volume One. Guidelines for curriculum and materials development.

    UNESCO. Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific [PROAP]

    Bangkok, Thailand, UNESCO, PROAP, 1992. [3], 67 p. (Population Education Programme Service)

    As part of an effort to integrate population education messages into the Asia-Pacific Program of Education for All (APPEAL), two workshops were held, one in Indonesia in 1989 and one in Islamabad, Pakistan, in 1991. The objectives were 1) to exchange experiences on integrating population education messages for in-school and out-of-school programs; 2) to develop alternative program designs for integrating population education into primary education and literacy programs; and 3) to develop prototype materials. This article provides a summary of discussions occurring during the two workshops. Volume II and III reflect prototypes of outstanding instructional materials developed during the workshops; volume II is directed to primary education and volume III to literacy and continuing education programs. The issues discussed in this document include population core messages developed in Indonesia and Pakistan, and guidelines and instruments in curriculum and materials development. The focus of curriculum development is on special considerations in integrating population education, learning requirements, problems in use of population education materials, guidelines for determining curriculum needs and developing and using materials, and steps in developing integrated curricula and preparing and using materials. Linkages are possible with different sectors. Sample evaluation instruments are provided as well as reference materials lists (papers, brochures, reports). Some experiences with teaching-learning materials development are indicated. Basic considerations in preparing for development of population education are the national policy, concepts of population education, societal needs, program targets, core messages, and limitations. The recommendation is for the establishment of a single coordinating group to implement primary and continuing education and literacy programs for population education. Some of the problems noted were conceptualization of population education, nonavailability of experts, nonidentification of core messages, shortages of trained teachers and materials, overloading of curriculum, decision making, and employment of unsuitable or unqualified personnel in population education.
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    The UNFPA / CST thematic workshop on HIV / AIDS.


    UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Support Teams (CSTs) in Africa have organized a workshop to establish relevant strategic areas in which CST interventions could help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, support people with HIV/AIDS infection, reduce the vulnerability of the poorest populations, and reduce the impact of the pandemic on social and economic development. The workshop needs to have a wider range of stakeholders to get involved in the collection and analysis of data on HIV/AIDS. This article discusses briefly the impact of HIV/AIDS on socioeconomic development, issues of government policy and political commitment, and the quality assurance of the programs.
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    Participation at the Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) meeting. WHO/HQ, June 9-11, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland.

    Steinglass R

    Arlington, Virginia, Partnership for Child Health Care, Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival [BASICS], 1998. [50] p. (Report; USAID Contract No. HRN-C-00-93-00031-00)

    This report pertains to a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, during June 9-11, 1998. The meeting focused on technical issues relevant to the Global Program on Vaccines and the Children's Vaccine Initiative. The appendices include the annotated agenda, recommendations from the SAGE meeting, and a list of meeting participants and documents and documents relevant to the agenda. The recommendations which may be of interest to BASICS pertain to the following: impact of health reforms on national immunization days; integration of vitamin A into immunization programs; polio eradication, measles control, and control of neonatal tetanus; improving the quality of immunization data, injection safety, and vaccine procurement; financing for existing and new vaccines, and demand forecasting. The consultant distributed materials from the meeting to relevant BASICS staff and consultants. The agenda included presentations on: implementation of 1997 SAGE recommendations, future directions for the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), the quality of EPI data, critical issues for polio eradication by 2000, current WHO studies of quality control of oral polio vaccine, polio diagnosis/research needs, measles epidemiological modeling and optimal strategies, increased incidence of pertussis, use of typhoid vaccines, safety standards for mono-dose injection devices, a strategy for safe injections, adverse effects of immunization, a stronger role for WHO in vaccine procurement, forecasting demand for vaccine manufacturing, new vaccines, and public-private sector collaboration.
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    Incorporating cost and cost-effectiveness analysis into the development of safe motherhood programs.

    Forgy L; Measham DM; Tinker AG

    Washington, D.C., World Bank, Population and Human Resources Department, 1992 Jan. 37 p. (Policy Research Working Papers, WPS 846)

    500,000 women die annually from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth; 99% of whom live in developing countries. The Safe Motherhood Initiative was launched at an international conference in 1987 with the goal of reducing maternal mortality by 50% by 2000. This report synthesizes the results of a workshop at the World Bank April 8-9, 1991, comprised of economists, maternal health and family planning professionals, and staff from several multilateral agencies to discern what is known about the components and costs of Safe Motherhood programs, and to establish an agenda for future work on the issue. The goal of the workshop was to begin identifying the conceptual basis of a cost-effectiveness methodology for Safe Motherhood, for use by health planners working to develop and implement programs in developing countries. The workshop also aimed to identify gaps in current knowledge on the efficacy of program options, which will need to be addressed before a general model of cost-effectiveness can be developed and applied in practice. The history and activities of the Safe Motherhood Initiative are summarized, and workshop participants' perceptions of the components of Safe Motherhood programs and possible measures of effectiveness discussed. Costing information and possible data sources are discussed, a specific economic modeling activity is outlined, and additional detail is presented in the report appendix.
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    Trip report: Ghana. Mass Media Support for Adult Population Education: message and materials development workshop.

    Kumah OM; Glass W

    [Unpublished] 1993. [96] p.

    The Chief and Program Assistant of the Africa Division of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP) travelled to Accra, Ghana, at the invitation of the UN Population Fund over the period November 1-19, 1993, to provide technical assistance for the UNFPA-funded Mass Media Support for Adult Population Education Project implemented by the Institute of Adult Education (IAE) of the University of Ghana. The objectives were to help the IAE prepare and conduct an eight-day message and material development workshop under the Mass Media Support for Adult Population Education Project, to monitor the progress of the MMSAPE project and provide technical assistance as necessary, and to participate in a tripartite review (TPR) of the project. The first two objectives were accomplished with the workshop successfully held. The target audience research was reviewed, key messages chosen, materials drafted and pretested, and action plans and budgets for completion of the materials created. The TPR, however, was scheduled for November 25, after the departure of the two JHU/CCP representatives. A JHU/CCP Senior Program Officer in Ghana on another assignment therefore represented JHU/CCP at the TPR. Recommendations made for the IAE, the JHU/CCP, and the UNFPA are followed by these ten appendices: list of contacts, workshop objectives and schedule, review of project objectives and strategy, target audience research, key project messages, materials to be developed, treatment for Workers' College video, pretesting presentation, examples of forms used in the workshop evaluation, and Professor Greenstreet's address to the workshop.
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