Prevention and Clinical Management | Health Systems and Workforce | Strengthening Quality of Care | Focus: Youth | Focus: Gender | Focus: Mental Health Room: Freesia Oral Abstracts
May 11, 2023 13:55 - 14:55(Africa/Johannesburg)
20230511T1355 20230511T1455 Africa/Johannesburg Adolescent Health: Accelerating Progress towards 2030

The Challenge Initiative's Business Unusual Approach to Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming and Reducing Teenage Pregnancies

Teenage pregnancy, or teenage childbearing, is when a girl aged 15–19 is pregnant with her first child or gives birth. Globally, an estimated 15% of young women give birth before the age of 18. In East Africa, teenage pregnancy rates surpass the global average to stand at 18% in Kenya and 25% in both Uganda and Tanzania. Pregnancy in the adolescent period is linked with higher occurrences of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Limited access to adolescent- and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services (AYSRH) is a significant driver of teenage pregnancies. The Challenge Initiative (TCI) supported subnational governments in East Africa to implement AYSRH high-impact interventions in urban poor settings aimed at reducing too early, unintended pregnancies, delaying the first birth and increasing spacing after the first birth.

Investing in Our Future: Developing a Multidimensional Service Package to Support Return to School of Pregnant and Mothering Learners 

The education sector is well-placed to respond to the support needs of adolescent mothers, as recognised in the South African Department of Basic Education (DBE)'s recently launched Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy. In collaboration with the DBE, this project aims to develop an evidence- and stakeholder-informed, multidimensional service package for pregnant and mothering learners in South African secondary schools, focused on achieving school retention during pregnancy and return post-birth, school progression, and timing future pregnancies.

Influence of Expectations and Inte ...

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The Challenge Initiative's Business Unusual Approach to Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming and Reducing Teenage Pregnancies

Teenage pregnancy, or teenage childbearing, is when a girl aged 15–19 is pregnant with her first child or gives birth. Globally, an estimated 15% of young women give birth before the age of 18. In East Africa, teenage pregnancy rates surpass the global average to stand at 18% in Kenya and 25% in both Uganda and Tanzania. Pregnancy in the adolescent period is linked with higher occurrences of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Limited access to adolescent- and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services (AYSRH) is a significant driver of teenage pregnancies. The Challenge Initiative (TCI) supported subnational governments in East Africa to implement AYSRH high-impact interventions in urban poor settings aimed at reducing too early, unintended pregnancies, delaying the first birth and increasing spacing after the first birth.


Investing in Our Future: Developing a Multidimensional Service Package to Support Return to School of Pregnant and Mothering Learners 

The education sector is well-placed to respond to the support needs of adolescent mothers, as recognised in the South African Department of Basic Education (DBE)'s recently launched Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy. In collaboration with the DBE, this project aims to develop an evidence- and stakeholder-informed, multidimensional service package for pregnant and mothering learners in South African secondary schools, focused on achieving school retention during pregnancy and return post-birth, school progression, and timing future pregnancies.


Influence of Expectations and Intentions during Pregnancy on Postnatal Care Utilization among Adolescent and Young First-Time Mothers: Lessons from a Qualitative Study in Bangladesh 

In Bangladesh, 43% of women have started childbearing before turning 18. Despite high antenatal care (ANC) coverage, less than a third of adolescent and young mothers receive postnatal care (PNC) services. We explored the intention to seek PNC for 15–24 year-old first-time mothers (FTMs), their expectations of postnatal services, and how expectations influence service utilization.

The Challenge Initiative's Business Unusual Approach to Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming and Reducing Teenage Pregnancies
Single Abstract 01:55 PM - 02:55 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 11:55:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 12:55:00 UTC
Youth
Health Systems and Workforce
Prevention and Clinical Management
Presenters Njeri Nyamu
Project Lead, PPFP/PAFP Project , Jhpiego
Co-authors
KO
Kenneth Owino
MER Manager, Jhpiego
JT
Juliet Tumuhairwe
MER Manager, Jhpiego
PN
Paul Nyachae
Project Director, Jhpiego
RM
Rose Mnzava
Country Lead, Jhpiego
PK
Peter Kagwe
Country Lead, Jhpiego
Investing in Our Future: Developing a Multidimensional Service Package to Support Return to School of Pregnant and Mothering Learners
Single Abstract 01:55 PM - 02:55 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 11:55:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 12:55:00 UTC
Youth, Mental Health
Strengthening Quality of Care
Presenters
JK
Jane Kelly
Centre For Social Science Research, University Of Cape Town, Centre For Social Science Research, University Of Cape Town
Co-authors
CC
Chelsea Coakley
Research Officer/Lecturer, Adolescent Accelerators Research Hub, University Of Cape Town
LC
Lucie Cluver
Professor Of Child And Family Social Work, University Of Oxford
ET
Elona Toska
Associate Professor , University Of Cape Town
AO
Abigail Ornellas
JJ
Janina Jochim
LS
Lulama Sidloyi
HM
Hlokoma Mangqalaza
Influence of Expectations and Intentions during Pregnancy on Postnatal Care Utilization among Adolescent and Young First-Time Mothers: Lessons from a Qualitative Study in Bangladesh
Single Abstract 01:55 PM - 02:55 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 11:55:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 12:55:00 UTC
Youth, Gender
Strengthening Quality of Care
Prevention and Clinical Management
Presenters Bidhan Krishna Sarker
Associate Scientist, International Centre For Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
Co-authors
SE
Sarah Elaraby
Lecturer And Public Health Researcher, University Of Alexandria
SYEDA NABIN ARA NITU
Project Manager-Songzog, Save The Children Bangladesh
MR
Musfikur Rahman
Research Investigator, Maternal And Child Health Division, Icddr,b
TI
Tasnia Ishaque
Research Officer, Maternal And Child Health Division, Icddr,b
VL
Victoria Lwesha
Senior Advisor Adolescent Family Planning And MNH, Save The Children
Associate Scientist
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International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town
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Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town
Project Lead, PPFP/PAFP Project
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Jhpiego
Prof. Chinyere Ezeaka
Prof of Paediatrics
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University of Lagos
Dr. Ellen  Barnie Peprah
Faculty of Public Health
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Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons
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