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Needs assessment for out of school youth

Needs assessment for out of school youth

Wednesday 6th March 2019

by Nicole Axford

While rarely making international news, Madagascar is facing a surge in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with disastrous implications for the country’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Nationally, approximately 31,000 people are living with HIV, a 54% increase since 2010. Of these people, it is estimated that only 8% are aware of their status and 5% receiving treatment, the lowest levels in sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS, 2017).
However, there is little information about these threats in some of the country’s most
vulnerable areas, leaving crucial gaps in SRHR planning and support. Project Safidy is working to address these gaps through intensive research…

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Nationwide SRHR programme launched in 214 high schools

Nationwide SRHR programme launched in 214 high schools

Monday 21st January 2019

by Tsinjo Rahaingoarivelo

Madagascar’s Ministry of National Education (MEN), in partnership with Project Safidy, has launched its pilot of a national sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) curriculum. This programme is the first in Madagascar to take a rights-based approach to integrating sexual and reproductive health concepts in standard school classes like biological sciences, sports classes, citizenship education and literacy fields. It is now being taught in first-year classes in 214 high schools across the country.

To ensure that the programme effectively promotes the SRHR of young people, the MEN, alongside Safidy, will be conducting baseline surveys with students and teachers, gauging their…

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SRHR Network Conference

SRHR Network Conference

Saturday 7th April 2018

by Rachael Grant

At the end of January 2018, SEED Madagascar held a national, two-day Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) conference in the capital, Antananarivo. The conference opened a dialogue on issues surrounding the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of Malagasy youth, bringing together other organisations, youth delegates and Ministry officials who share a passion for equal access to effective SRH information. SEED Madagascar, partner organisations – Marie Stopes International, Mahefa Miaraka, Youth First and The Independent National Commission of Human Rights – along with the Ministries of Education and Public Health presented their working in the field of SRHR, their outcomes and…

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‘Train the Trainer’ Workshop in Antananarivo

‘Train the Trainer’ Workshop in Antananarivo

Saturday 7th April 2018

by Tara Shoham

With Project Safidy’s national SRHR curriculum pilot set to commence at the start of April 2018, SEED Madagascar, alongside the Ministry of National Education (MEN), hosted a ‘train the trainer’ workshop in Antananarivo with MEN representatives and implementing pilot partner organisations in early March 2018. Workshop participants were trained on the SRHR curriculum content, the monitoring and evaluation strategy, and their specific role in the national pilot.

Over the two-day training, the MEN provided all attendees with an overview of the curriculum content. Participants engaged in teacher-student role-plays using the provided curriculum to ensure a comprehensive understanding of…

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