Young, Vulnerable, and Unattended: Maternal and Newborn Health Services for Adolescents

  • Oct 19, 2021 @ 9:00am - Nov 16, 2021 @ 9:00am
  • Webinar Series
  • Save the Children | WETEC | UYAFPAH
  • Register

Approximately 12 million adolescent girls aged 15-19 years and 2.5 million girls aged less than 16 years give birth while nearly 4 million girls undergo unsafe abortions each year in low and lower-middle income countries (LLMIC).

A standard approach is currently used in the content and delivery of care for both adolescents and older mothers (20-34) during pregnancy, delivery, and in the postpartum period. There is a widespread assumption that adolescents are being reached appropriately by interventions that focus on all women using a continuum of care approach. However, existing evidence demonstrates a lower coverage and poorer quality and outcomes of maternal and newborn health (MNH) services for adolescents compared to older mothers.

Save the Children in partnership with youth-led organizations, WETEC and UYAFPAH, invite you to a 3-part webinar series targeting policy makers, implementing organizations, adolescents, donor agencies, ministries of health and advocates. In this series, you will:

  • Understand the gaps in MNH coverage, quality, and outcomes for adolescents and their newborns during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
  • Explore adaptations required to ensure existing MNH systems and services address these gaps.
  • Understand the gaps and opportunities in existing MNH global commitments and their monitoring and accountability systems in demonstrating the unique needs of adolescents and their newborns.

Click here to register and learn more.