Invest in Young People - It Pays
This year’s Women Deliver conference made a strong call for investing in the health and development of adolescents and young people. It highlighted the unique problems faced by adolescent girls and young women—some of the most vulnerable and neglected individuals in the world—and stressed the importance of addressing their needs and rights, not only for their individual benefit, but also to achieve global goals such as reducing maternal mortality and HIV infection.
In response to an invitation from the editors of Reproductive Health, we—the sixteen coauthors of this commentary—put together key themes that reverberated throughout the conference, on the health and development needs of adolescents and young people, and promising solutions to meet them. Read more in "Invest in Young People - It Pays."
Reproductive Health 2013, 10:51 doi:10.1186/1742-4755-10-51
Invest in adolescents and young people: it pays.
Chandra-Mouli V, Greifinger R, Nwosu A, Hainsworth G, Sundaram L, Hadi S, McConville F, Benevides R, Simon C, Patkar A, Schoening E, Sethi D, Boldosser-Boesch A, Awasthi P, Mathur A, Braeken D.
The Characteristics and Experiences of Women Supported to Receive Fistula Repair through IFHP in Ethiopia
This study aimed to describe the characteristics of women supported by the Integrated Family Health Project in Ethiopia to obtain fistula repair services, in particular their experience in reaching repair services and their wiliness to participate in efforts to prevent and treat fistula.
We believe change starts with expertly trained providers and pharmacies that never run out of supplies. It starts with open conversations among women, young people, men, religious leaders, mothers-in-law, policymakers, and others, joining to discuss their beliefs and remove barriers to their health and well-being. Our 2014 Annual Report shows a few highlights of how Pathfinder has served as a catalyst for change over the past year.