Latest AFIDEP program highlights

New programme to optimise the use of research in decision-making for health in Kenya & Malawi

New programme to optimise the use of research in decision-making for health in Kenya & Malawi

AFIDEP is leading a consortium of 5 institutions to implement an innovative three year-programme aiming to optimise the use of research evidence in decision-making for health in Kenya and Malawi.The use of rigorous data and research evidence can improve the effectiveness of health policies, planning and programming, and ultimately contribute to reducing disease burden and improving the quality of life in sub-Saharan Africa. In... Read more

Putting Research Evidence at the Heart of Efforts of Improve Adolescent SRH in East and Southern Africa

Putting Research Evidence at the Heart of Efforts of Improve Adolescent SRH in East and Southern Africa

AFIDEP initiates work to strengthen evidence for action and accountability for improved SRH of young people in Eastern and Southern Africa. The new project, funded by NORAD, will:1.    Generate evidence to inform policy and programme interventions in Kenya and Malawi, the EAC and SADC to improve access to young people’s SRH outcomes.  2.    Increase awareness among decision-makers of the be... Read more

Population Health Environment Conference

The 2013 International PHE Conference, Nov 11-12, 2013 aims to bring to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, organizations working on PHE across sub-Saharan Africa. The conference objectives are to: Create a space for sharing, learning, and networking among PHE implementers Identify needs and priorities for PHE advocates and implementers in order to chart areas for future technical assistance and support Raise the profile of PHE effo... Read more

International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov 12-15, 2013

International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov 12-15, 2013

This is the 3rd ICFP conference held by the Gates Institute. The November 2013 conference will be co-hosted by The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia with a multitude of international and national partners.  Since the first conference on family planning took place in 2009 in Kampala, Ug... Read more

Motherhood in Childhood

Motherhood in Childhood

Starting sexual intercourse at an early age places a young person at risk of unwanted or unintended pregnancy, early childbearing and high fertility. Evidence has shown that those who initiate sex at early ages are more likely to be exploited by adults and less likely to use protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.Early childbearing is associated with high maternal mortality and morbidity ... Read more

Can Africa harness the Demographic Dividend?

Yes, but much more needs to be done… The Demographic Dividend is the economic benefit arising from a significant increase in the ratio of working-aged adults relative to young dependents. When birth rates decline significantly, the age structure shifts in favor of more working-aged adults, which can help accelerate economic growth through increased productivity, greater household savings, and lower costs for basic social s... Read more

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