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Lessons learnt from the child protection component of the Global Fund’s Young Women and Girls Programme in ten districts in South Africa

Röhrs S, Delany A & Mathews S, (2019)

In South Africa, young women and girls are exposed to extremely high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV infection. Given the links between the two epidemics, it is important that HIV prevention programmes also address violence against women and children. The Global Fund’s Young Women and Girls (YWG) programme is a multi-pronged HIV prevention programme targeting young women and girls and was implemented in 10 districts in South Africa from April 2016 to March 2019. This briefing paper reports on the lessons learnt from a process evaluation of the child protection component of the programme

Road to Health. Girls

Department of Health, South Africa, (2016)

Booklet.The Road to Health booklet is an initiative of the South African Department of Health. The booklet should be taken to each clinic visit and filled in by a healthcare provider as a record of your child’s clinic visits and immunisations.

Guidelines on the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Department Health, (2014)

The current guidelines on Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM), addresses the issue of improved management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM), particularly in children under 5 years of age. In the absence of standard protocols, mortality in children admitted to hospital with SAM can range between 20 -30% with the highest levels of 50-60% among those with oedematous malnutrition. With modern treatment regimens and improved access to treatment, case-fatality rates can be reduced to less than 5%. These provincial guidelines on IMAM in KZN, includes inpatient care protocols on the management of SAM, and outpatient and community outreach components to manage moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and prevent deterioration to SAM.

South Africa: Countdown to 2015 - Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival

Countdown to 2030 Commission, (2015)

The Countdown country profile presents in one place the best and latest evidence to enable an assessment of a country’s progress in improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH)

National Contraception and Fertility Planning Policy and Service Delivery Guidelines

Department of Health, Republic of South Africa, (2012)

A companion to the National Contraception Clinical Guidelines

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