Adolescent Health

Working to End Period Shame and Poverty in Parts of Africa

Lack of education on menstrual hygiene and health, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to menstrual products and poor sanitation facilities undermines the educational opportunities, …

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Meaningful Engagement of Boys and Men: A Pathway to Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence

By Betty Adera, Senior Technical Advisor HIV/AIDS and Health, Global Communities The COVID-19 pandemic has brought discussions of domestic violence and abuse of women and …

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World AIDS Day: Centering Adolescent Girls in the Journey towards HIV Epidemic Control

By: Betty Adera, Senior Technical Advisor HIV/AIDS and Health, Global Communities, Nairobi, Kenya  The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “End Inequalities” and …

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Young Doctor Inspires Botswanan Girls to Dream Big and Break Barriers

Photos courtesy of Dr. Aone Gogontle Ditirwa Dr. Aone Gogontle Ditirwa, 25, is from Bobonong, in the Eastern horn of Botswana, and one of the …

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SCORE, Through Partner Shanthiham, Increases Access to Mental Health Services During Covid-19 Lockdown and Beyond

By Kathya de Silva Senarath The Covid-19 pandemic is not only a health issue— it is also an economic issue with businesses declaring bankruptcy and …

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Schools Use USAID SCORE-donated COVID-19 Protective Equipment to Ensure Safety to Children Facing Crucial Government Examinations

Sri Lanka is gripped by another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as children prepared to face crucial government examinations of Grade 5 Scholarship and the …

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Making Schools Safer for Children to Return During COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

By Kathya de Silva Senarath, Reporting Officer, USAID SCORE Program in Sri Lanka As thousands of children returned to school in August following five months of …

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