Towards Malaria Elimination: CAWHI Executive Director selected among 25 others as Youth Leaders for Health Advocates

Mr Augustine Kumah, the Executive Director of the Centre for Adolescents and Women’s Health Initiative (CAWHI) Ghana, has been selected among 25 others from Tanzania, Ghana and Sierra Leone under the Youth Leaders for Health Programme. The youth leaders for health programme is a one-year leadership development programme put together by RESULTS UK alongside Hope…

SRHMattersWithSEA: Cervical Cancer

Overview Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women globally. Cervical cancer usually develops gradually in the cells (squamous or/and columnar) of the cervix.…

#YourSRHmatterswithSEA: Intrauterine Device (IUD)

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a piece of T-shaped plastic, placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is classified as a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) method because it can last for an extended period (up to 12 years) depending on the type inserted into the uterus and it is easily removed (reversible) anytime the…

SRHR: ‘‘They Are Girls, Don’t Make Them Brides’’

Over 12 million girls become child brides before the age of 18 every year. In the least developed countries, 40 percent of girls are married before age 18, and 12 percent of girls are married before age 15. That’s one girl every three seconds who is robbed of her childhood, one girl every three seconds…

SRHR: Abortion, Abortion Laws And Reproductive Health.

The Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) broadly defined reproductive health to include all matters relating to the well-being of the reproductive system and its functions and processes. It envisioned that every sexual interaction should be free of coercion and infection, every pregnancy should be intended, and every…

Get Educated, HIV/AIDS is a Silent Killer

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus which is the virus that causes HIV infection. HIV targets and alters the immune system, increasing the risk and impact of other infections and diseases. Without treatment, the infection might progress to an advanced disease stage called AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Some facts about HIV/AIDS •…

#YourSRHmatterswithSEA: Menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene

Menstruation is the monthly shedding of the uterine lining via the vagina as part of the menstrual cycle of a girl or a woman. • Menstruation is sometimes known as ‘mens’ or describes as ‘menstrual period’ • It (mens) usually lasts from 3 up to 5 days for most women and girls however, it could…

#YourSRHmatterswithSEA: MENSTRUAL CRAMPS (DYSMENORRHEA)

Menstrual cramps are the periodic abdominal and pelvic pains experienced by girls and women during their menstruation/ period. Some facts about Menstrual cramps More than half of all menstruating females experience cramps The cramps are severe in at least one in four of these women It is medically known as dysmenorrhoea Emotional stress can increase…

SRHR: Engaging in Meaningful Adolescent Participation is Key

Adolescence is a period of biological, physical, and cognitive changes and is accompanied by unique sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Adolescents are resilient, resourceful, and energetic. Making up majority of the world’s population, their future is heavily influenced by structural factors, such as national wealth and income inequality, and by access to education and…

Transforming Education in the Context Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

Between the ages of 10 and 24 years young people across the globe undergo life-changing transitions that affect their social, economic and health horizons, often for the rest of their lives.  Making up majority of the world’s population, their future is heavily influenced by structural factors, such as national wealth and income inequality, and by…

SRHR: Making Interventions Accessible, Acceptable and Appropriate to Adolescents

Adolescents face inter-related barriers that prevent them from accessing facility-based Reproductive Health (RH) services. These include: Individual barriers, such as feelings of shame, fear or anxiety about issues related to sexuality and reproduction, lack of awareness about the services available, poor health, or advice-seeking behaviors and the perception that services will not be confidential; Socio-cultural…

WED PLATFORM TO MONITOR STANDARD FOR QUALITY HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR ADOLESCENTS IN GHANA

Various stakeholders in Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health met at a workshop in Prampram to discuss the national standards for quality health care services for adolescents and build national capacity in using the web platform to monitor standards. The Centre for Adolescent and Women Health Initiative (CAWHI) was at this two-day workshop which sought to orient…

REPORT ON THE 1st YOUTH SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS PARLIAMENT HELD ON THE 9TH MARCH 2019 IN ACCRA.

Centre for Adolescents and Women’s Health Initiative (CAWHI) was present at the maidenYouth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Parliament which was held on the 9th of March, 2019 at the Parliament house of Ghana, Osu. The theme for this meeting was, ‘Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights financing for Ghana Beyond Aid The…

Adolescent and Reproductive Health Summit in Accra

Sexual and Reproductive Health Right (SRHR) advocates and policy makers in the population and health sector, have met at a national Adolescent and Reproductive Health (ARH) summit in Accra, to discuss ways of financing ARH programmes in Ghana. The Centre for Adolescents and Women’s Health Initiative (CAWHI) was at the two-day summit which seeks to…