IntraHealth Southern Africa Director Discusses HIV-Related Health, Social Challenges Of Adolescent Women In Namibia
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Kate Stratten, director for Southern Africa Programs at IntraHealth International, discusses the HIV-related health and social challenges adolescent girls and young women face in Namibia. Stratten writes, “[W]hile numbers, targets, and results are important, they cannot take priority over providing comprehensive services for those who need them most, including these adolescent girls in Namibia. The need for support groups for young girls and parents is critical if countries are to reach epidemic control. The need for life skills, peer support, and understanding cannot be underestimated” (7/24).