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Toward Healthy Adolescent Girls

This project addressed the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in Egypt through two complementary activities: established a process for implementing Egypt’s newly-launched Prevention of Early Marriage strategy and strengthened school-based health education for adolescent girls.

Project Date: 2015 - 2017
Funder: Ford Foundation
Country: Egypt
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16,000 students gained knowledge about sexual and reproductive health topics

16 school doctors and health visitors trained on sexual and reproductive health

37 government staff trained on the implementation of the Preventation of Early Marriage Strategy

What We Did

  • Established a process for the implementation of the newly launched Prevention of Early Marriage strategy—developed through a partnership with the National Population Council—across all governorates of Egypt
  • Used seminars, sports days, posters, social media, and morning line messages to improve adolescent secondary school girls’ knowledge and attitudes around sexual and reproductive health, leaving them better prepared to protect their health over their life
  • Increased the knowledge and capacity of school doctors and health visitors on a variety of sexual and reproductive health topics
  • Engaged parents during bi-annual parents meetings to ensure support from home for sexual and reproductive health issues

Project Staff Members

Mohamed Abou Nar

Chief Programs and Impact Officer

Mohamed has more than 20 years of experience in international development, quality management, project design, implementation, and...

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