Pursuing Youth-Powered, Transdisciplinary Programming for Contraceptive Service Delivery across Three Countries: The Case of Kuwa Mjanja in Tanzania

Pursuing Youth-Powered, Transdisciplinary Programming for Contraceptive Service Delivery across Three Countries: The Case of Kuwa Mjanja in Tanzania

A360’s Kuwa Mjanja (Be Smart) is an innovative program that delivers life skills and contraceptive counseling sessions—tailored to and branded for the unique needs of the girls served. It’s a girl-powered call to action that seeks to reframe the narrative about girls, and contraception. This technical brief analyzes A360’s strategy and lessons learned to date, presenting a case study of the A360 experience in Tanzania, and offers considerations for how a girl-centered approach to contraception can address gaps in adolescent sexual and reproductive health in future settings.

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A360’s Kuwa Mjanja (Be Smart) is an innovative program that delivers life skills and contraceptive counseling sessions—tailored to and branded for the unique needs of the girls served. It’s a girl-powered call to action that seeks to reframe the narrative about girls, and contraception. This technical brief analyzes A360’s strategy and lessons learned to date, presenting a case study of the A360 experience in Tanzania, and offers considerations for how a girl-centered approach to contraception can address gaps in adolescent sexual and reproductive health in future settings.

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Author(s)

Melanie Punton, Emma Mulhern, Gabrielle Appleford

Website

https://www.psi.org/

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Free