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Region: Africa

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The Volunteer Spirit in Western Province

This is one of a series of fact sheets that describe PATH's current and past work in Kenya. The fact sheets focus on specific projects as well as unique approaches that cut across projects. This fact sheet describes work with local volunteers, EngenderHealth, and other organizations on AMKENI, an integrated family planning, reproductive health, and child survival project.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Youth Exchange Network

This fact sheet describes work to share information and experiences among members of the Youth Exchange Network, a group of organizations working with youth in Nairobi slums.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Correspondence Between RBP and Retinol From DBS Specimens Prepared From Capillary Blood: Evidence From Zimbabwe

This document provides evidence from a study in Zimbabwe that demonstrates the correspondence between serum retinol and retionol-binding protein in estimating the prevalence of and screening for vitamin A deficiency.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Evaluation of a Needle-Remover Device and Sharps Barrel in Health Posts in Senegal: Final Report

This publication provides a final report on the evaluation of needle-remover devices and sharps barrels in health posts in Senegal.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Research on Adolescent Health in Kenya and Uganda

This report summarizes the results of a formative assessment conducted with Kenyan and Ugandan youth 12 to 15 years of age on their behavior, knowledge, opinions, social experiences, and information sources regarding sexuality and HIV. The report also offers recommendations for refining program activities and developing appropriate messages and educational materials. The report was produced by PATH and the Kenya and Uganda Scouts Associations as part of the Scouting for Solutions project.

Author: Winkler J; Wood S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Tuko Pamoja: A Guide for Talking With Young People About Their Reproductive Health

This guide was developed for Public Health Technicians working with the Ministry of Health as part of the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project. However, it can be used by anyone wishing to broaden his or her understanding of adolescent reproductive health issues and improve his or her ability to communicate with young people.

Author: Martin S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Tuko Pamoja: Adolescent Reproductive Health and Life Skills Curriculum

In this document you will find ways in which the Kenya Adolescent Health Project curriculum helps facilitate dialogue between adults and young people on issues related to adolescent reproductive health. It is for teachers; community, religious, and youth group leaders; health care professionals; and anyone working with young people. The curriculum is designed to delay sexual debut, promote sexual and reproductive health and equip adolescents with life skills. Within this curriculum, facilitators can examine and clarify their own values and attitudes toward gender and relationships, build knowledge on sexual and reproductive health, and develop participatory facilitation skills to impart crucial life-saving information to young people. This curriculum is for use with adolescents aged 10 to19. It contains 30 sessions that focus on life skills and adolescent health. Each session has clear learning objectives that are addressed through a variety of participatory learning activities. Background notes are also provided to enhance the facilitator

Author: Behague S, Christenson K, Martin S, Wysong M

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Validation and Stability of Retinol-Binding Protein: Evidence From Tanzania

This document assesses the correspondence between retinol and retinol-binding protein (RBP), as well as the stability of RBP subjected to varying temperature conditions over time, the effect of light, and the feasibility of using dried blood spots. The assessment is part of a larger project examining the use of the RBP enzyme immunoassay (RBP-EIA) to test for vitamin A deficiency.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Validation of a Retinol-Binding Protein-Enzyme Immunoassay (RBP-EIA), Using Serum Specimens Collected From the Guinea-Bissau Health Project

This document shares data from Guinea-Bissau that provide validation of the retinol-binding protein enzyme immunoassay (RBP-EIA) test from serum samples, while also providing initial data on the feasibility of using dried blood samples as a specimen type for the assessment of vitamin A deficiency in the field.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Becoming a Man During AmaXhosa Ceremonial Rites of Initiation: A Manual for Teaching Traditional Surgeons and Attendants About Safe Circumcision and Social and Sexual Responsibility

This manual is designed for teaching traditional surgeons/circumcisers (ingcibis) and attendants (amakhankatha) about safe male circumcision (MC) practices and how to talk to initiates about social and sexual responsibility during the amaXhosa ceremonial rites of initiation (ulwaluko) into manhood. It is used as part of a training program in the Eastern Cape of South Africa that provides extended post-MC education to young initiates during ulwaluko. In the program, ingcibis and amakhakatha learn key messages of social and sexual responsibility that are intended to be passed on to young initiates as they heal from their circumcision and go through their traditional initiation rites.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Bringing Youth and Adults Together to Improve Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Uganda

This case study describes the African Youth Alliance's youth-adult partnerships to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Uganda. It includes a description of PATH's behavior change communication intervention in association with the Making Positive Living Attractive to Youth (Ma-PLAY) group that leveraged adults' important role and young people's imagination, wisdom, and power to create a "culture of health" among Kampala's youth.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Evaluation of a Clean Delivery Kit Intervention in Preventing Cord Infection and Puerperal Sepsis in Mwanza, Tanzania

This is the final research report on the evaluation of clean delivery kits in Tanzania. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of a delivery kit intervention on reducing cord infection and puerperal sepsis among newborns and their mothers. Study results indicate that use of the clean delivery kit had a positive effect on reducing both cord infection and puerperal sepsis. The effect of the kit on reducing cord infection was much greater than on puerperal sepsis, but both were significant.

Author: Winani S; Coffey P; Wood S; Mosha F; Chirwa T; Changalucha J

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Evaluation of a Disposable Needle-Removal Device in Uganda: A HealthTech Report

This report summarizes a three-month evaluation of a disposable needle removal device in Uganda in an effort to collect information on injection safety in the context of delivery of injectable contraceptives.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Female Genital Mutilation in Africa: An Analysis of Current Abandonment Approaches

This report explores female genital mutilation (FGM) practices, evaluates approaches to abandoning the practice, describes the roles of various stakeholders in the abandonment process, and shares lessons learned from FGM abandonment programs.

Author: Mateshi J; Sass J

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Integrating Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming Into Vocational Education and Training in Zanzibar: AYA's Advocacy for Policy Formation and Support for Pilot Implementation

This case study describes PATH's work in Zanzibar with the African Youth Alliance (AYA). AYA played a crucial role in ensuring that adolescent sexual and reproductive health concerns be included in the government?s national vocational education and training (VET) policy. AYA staff members also provided ongoing technical and financial support to the country?s government, nongovernmental organizations, and its private sector facilitating the pilot integration of a Life Planning Skills curriculum into VET centres. In doing so, AYA staff built local capacity and set the stage for scaling-up and institutionalizing youth-focused policy implementation, to ultimately ensure a broad, positive, and sustainable impact on the lives of Zanzibari youth.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Investing in Youth as Project and Community Leaders to Improve Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: AYA and Ghetto Artists Productions of Francistown, Botswana

This case study describes the African Youth Alliance's support of Botswana's Ghetto Artists Productions (GAP). In 2001, program staff selected GAP as a member of the partnership; and after project design and budget negotiations, GAP began work to reach young people in and around Francistown.GAP has contributed to positive behavior change among young people in the Francistown area and has had a larger impact in the community, proving to political leaders, religious leaders, headmasters, teachers, and parents that young people can play a significant leadership role in positive community change, and that their contribution is key to improving sexual and reproductive health, including the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Lights of Hope: A National Communication Strategy for Fighting Tuberculosis in Kenya

This publication describes Lights of Hope, a stand-alone National Tuberculosis Communication Strategy for use in Kenya in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). It is based on a study of health-seeking behaviours among Kenyans, strategy design workshops with stakeholders, and meetings with frontline TB workers.It presents a strategy for reducing the impact of TB in Kenya through communication strategies aimed at behavior change.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Reaching Out-of-School Youth in Uganda with Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services

This case study describes PATH's work with three implementing partners -- the Family Planning Association of Uganda, Uganda Red Cross Society, and Ndere Troupe -- that carried out the African Youth Alliance's out-of-school component in Uganda. The activity was designed to reach 22,000 youth in 12 districts with sexuality and reproductive health education, including HIV and AIDS, information about assessing youth-friendly services, and opportunities to strengthen developmental skills. This innovative and comprehensive strategy successfully reached thousands of Ugandan youth who were no longer in school.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Reaching Out-of-School Youth with Life-Planning Skills Education: The African Youth Alliance's Behaviour Change Communication Efforts in Arusha, Tanzania

This document highlights the experiences of one small Tanzanian NGO's efforts to improve the reproductive health of out-of-school youth in Arusha, Tanzania.

Author: Lyssikatos G

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Palliative Care for Women With Cervical Cancer: A Kenya Field Manual

This field manual was developed for visiting nurses or health facility-based nurses and physicians in Kenya to use when caring for women with terminal cervical cancer. It focuses on understanding cervical cancer, relieving the physical problems associated with it, and addressing social, emotional, and spiritual issues faced by women with terminal disease and their families. It offers the reader simple, practical advice on the drugs and techniques that are effective in the management of the most common problems confronting women and their families.

Author: Sellors J; Muhombe K; Castro W

Publication date: 2004

Region: Africa

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