• Sexual and Reproductive Health - Mobile Services
  • CASD - Training selfless nurses to take Healthcare to hard-to-reach communities.
  • CASD - Protecting orphans and vulnerable children
  • CASD - Participating in international advocacy and consultations.
  • CASD - Networking
  • CASD - Political advocacy community awareness campaigns.
  • Improving health and socio-economic conditions of vulnerable women, children and adolescents in ways that are inclusive, accountable and sustainable
  • CASD - Rehabilitating adolescent mothers and protecting vulnerable children.

A Call to Action – Make the SDGs matter most for adolescent girls in Africa

OVERVIEW

Informed by the SDGs and “Global Strategy For Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health”, this call is a result of deliberations at Central/Middle Africa Regional Caucus during the Women Deliver 4th Global Conference in Copenhagen ,Denmark , 16-19 May 2016

Cameroon Agenda for Sustainable Development (CASD) with the support of Women Deliver and Path brought together Government officials, Parliamentarians, CSO, and Young People, the media, UN agencies and multi-lateral institutions with stake in Central/Middle Africa.

THE CHALLENGE                              

Every year in Central and Middle Africa, millions of adolescent girls 15-19 years old;

-          Become pregnant

-          Die from pregnancy and childbirth related complications

-          Undergo unsafe abortion

-          Get HIV/STI infections

THERE IS NEED FOR GIRLS TO

-          Make the Right Sexual & Reproductive Health Choices

-          Stay in School & Complete Education

-          Not be married under 18 years & freely choose the number & timing of their children

-          Have Better Income and Raise Healthier Children

THE CALL

Ensure universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes. {SDG 3.7}

COMMUNITY LEVEL ACTION (Individuals, CSOs, Media, Private Sector, Young people)

Mobilize and engage everyone towards delivery comprehensive sexuality education, and track national/regional progress on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) commitments.

POLICY LEVEL ACTION GOVERNMENT

Institutionalize comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in the educational system, and allocate/increase the budget to develop CSE for adolescent starting from early childhood development.

CASD Mobile Clinic – Free HIV test and Counseling for School girls

4.4% of adolescent girls (11-19years) in Cameroon are living with HIV and the age group remains the most vulnerable to new infections. To reduce the rate of infection among adolescent girls, CASD is making sure that through the HIV Free Generation Ice-Cream project in and out of school girls know their HIV status and are provided the education needed to stay negative or start treatment. The project is linked up to the Girls Choice Ice-Cream project using the mobile ice-cream van as a way to attract the girls.

Read more: CASD Mobile Clinic – Free HIV test and Counseling for School girls

PROJECT OF IMPACT AWARD

CASD Honoring the Efforts of Development Partners Within Central/Middle Africa Region through it Project of Impact Award

In preparation for the upcoming Women Deliver 4th Global Conference in Copenhagen Denmark, and following our mandate to organize and lead the Central/Middle Africa Regional Advocacy Caucus,  the Cameroon Agenda  for Sustainable  Development  (CASD)  is recognizing and honoring  the efforts of development partners within Central/Middle Africa  for their work in enhancing adolescents’ health and wellbeing.

Read more: PROJECT OF IMPACT AWARD

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