Adolescents 360 is a four-year $30 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, aiming to increase voluntary, modern contraceptive use and reduce unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in three pilot countries — Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia. By applying a user-centered approach, with youth involvement throughout, Adolescents 360 will give girls a say on matters related to their own health, address barriers they face and develop cost-effective solutions to delivering high quality, affordable and accessible voluntary contraceptive information and services to adolescent girls. This piece originally ran on the Financial Times, BeyondBrics blog.
The world is on the cusp of something unprecedented: the largest generation of young people in human history is approaching reproductive age.
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