Good healthcare systems are complex, and various sectors—including communities, civil society organizations, governments, international bodies, and the private sector—all have an essential role. These roles include implementation, funding, policy guidance, and coordination.
UNAIDS welcomes the stronger health and rights approach that is emerging in current drug control debates in the context of the 2016 UNGASS on the World Drug Problem. This trend needs to be translated into concrete operational and measurable commitments by Member States.
Angola has one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy and childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa, with an adolescent fertility rate of 192 per 1,000 women. In Luanda, Angola’s most populous province, 12% of pregnant women are adolescents.
In a small, stone-and-cement building in rural Lesotho, lives are being changed and futures formed. More than 70 children dressed in green school uniforms pay close attention to their preschool teacher, 43-year-old Malitsoanelo Moqasa.
Manthabeleng Ramotsekhoane is 65 years old and looks after her family of eight: six grandchildren aged 17 to four years, and two of her adult children. The family lives in Thabang village in Mokhotlong—one of the most rural areas in Lesotho.