Adolescents are the only age group in which AIDS-related deaths have increased over the last decade and HIV is the leading cause of adolescent deaths in Africa. At HP+, we’re working with countries to place children, adolescents, and young adults at the forefront of HIV policy and programs. Find out how.
HP+ contributes to optimizing health resources and fostering more equitable, sustainable, rights-based health services, supplies, and delivery systems.
Timely and accurate data are key to developing and implementing family planning policies and programs. But what happens when those tasked with using data for decision making don't make those decisions? Or what if they make decisions based on incomplete or inaccurate data? Who is accountable for data quality? And how are they held accountable? A group of women leaders for family planning in Uganda explored these questions through a participatory assessment.
Liberia remains one of the fastest growing nations in the world with respect to population growth rate. Approximately 60% of Liberians are under 30 years of age and one in three teenagers have experienced a pregnancy. Modern contraceptive use remains low at 20% amidst slowly rising demand. The CIP presents an important opportunity for the country to bolster resources and momentum to scale up strategic efforts to meet the country's goal of increasing its modern contraceptive prevalence rate.
Participating in the 2017 International Health Economics Association (iHEA) World Congress last month was an opportunity to view our work through a different lens. The wide array of experiences and lessons shared during the conference represented new ways of thinking about the challenges of mobilizing and sustaining sufficient domestic resources for health in developing countries.
The USAID-funded Health Policy Project (HPP), the Health Policy Plus (HP+) project's predecessor, provided extensive technical assistance to Kenya's Ministry of Health in the development of this law, facilitating advocacy and consensus-building efforts and providing guidance on linking the law with the Kenya Health Policy.
Prior to the summit, in collaboration with the government of Malawi, DFID, UNFPA, and other civil society organizations, HP+ held a high-level meeting in Lilongwe to brief the media and discuss Malawi's progress on FP2020 commitments. With the objective of increasing the country's contraceptive prevalence rate 60% by 2020, with a focused increase in those aged 15-24.