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BREAKING NEWS: USA – The US Supreme Court struck down Act 620 of the state of Louisiana on 29 June 2020, but upheld another reactionary decision

The US Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s Act 620 on 29 June. The law would have required any doctor who provides abortions to hold “active admitting privileges” at a hospital within 30 miles of the location where the abortion takes ...

NIGERIA – Safeguarding access to sexual and reproductive health during the Covid-19 pandemic

Summary of presentation by Salma Anas-Kolo, Director of Department of Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria, describing how Nigeria has been addressing SRH services for women and children since the pandemic began at the end of February 2020 ...

FOCUS ON ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE – USA

The Covid-19 public health crisis is having rapid and profound effects on how people around the world are living their lives. Adolescents and young adults (AYA) aged 12-24 in the United States are at low risk for hospitalization and death ...

ASIA & PACIFIC – Status of adolescents in Asia and the Pacific Region: infographics

Infographics from ARROW covering data on the adolescent birth rate, the numbers living with HIV/AIDS, adolescent girls and violence, menstruation taboos, child and forced marriages, and recommendations for governments for improving adolescent girls' rights fulfilment and equality ...

EUROPE – Covid-19 in children and adolescents in Europe: a multinational, multicentre cohort study

A technical abstract is simplified here for ease of understanding, as the study contains two important findings: that children do get Covid-19 and are therefore a potential source of infection of each other and the adults in their lives, and ...

MOBILE PHONES – Leveraging mobile phones to attain sustainable development

For billions of people across the globe, mobile phones enable relatively cheap and effective communication, as well as access to information and vital services on health, education, society, and the economy. Drawing on context-specific evidence on the effects of the ...