In 1999, FRONTIERS began a three-year collaboration with the World Health Organization, the Center for Research and Training, the Population Training Group, and the Ministries of Health, Education, and Youth to test the feasibility, effectiveness, and cost of school-, clinic-, and community-based interventions to improve the reproductive health of youth aged 10–19. This adolescent reproductive health (ARH) study showed that the multisectoral, multidisciplinary approach increased knowledge about youth reproductive health among young people, the community, schools, and health-care providers. As noted in this brief, one of the guiding principles of the ARH study was to build sustainability through existing institutions, rather than establishing new agencies. The overall positive findings prompted a follow-up effort, launched in 2004, to create a favorable policy and funding environment for adolescent reproductive health, to institutionalize ARH programs in the study districts, and to scale up the intervention in Senegal and beyond, to other francophone African countries.
"Senegal: Mainstreaming adolescent health: Building on local support systems," FRONTIERS OR Summary no. 64. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2007.
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