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CSIS Report Offers Vision For U.S. Approach To Supporting Health Of Adolescent Girls, Young Women Globally

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Her Health, Her Lifetime, Our World: Unlocking the Potential of Adolescent Girls and Young Women
The CSIS Task Force on Women’s & Family Health on Monday released a report outlining recommendations for the Trump administration and Congress related to supporting the health and development of adolescent girls and young women worldwide. The report calls for “a new and different U.S. approach to foreign assistance: one that creatively integrates key health interventions — improving maternal and newborn health, increasing access to voluntary family planning, reducing anemia, and expanding access to the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer — with education and other development efforts. It promises to deliver concrete and enduring returns on investment, firmly establish adolescent girls and young women as a pillar of long-term economic growth and opportunity, as well as bring vital benefits to Americans,” (March 2017).