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Friday, May 25, 2012

Announcing a Special Issue of the African Journal of Reproductive Health on Adolescent and Reproductive Health

The Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) is pleased to announce the publication of a special edition of the African Journal of Reproductive Health (AJRH) that presents current research data, detailed reviews and commentaries on various aspects of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Africa.  This 402 paged edition (AJRH, June 2012; 16(2)...) consists of 22 articles by 75 contributors from various parts of the world, all describing the current situation of adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the African region.

The variety of articles in this edition of the journal range from those that report the results of a comprehensive intervention research carried out by a Canadian-Nigerian partnership that evaluated the effectiveness of school-based and community-based approaches for building the competencies of communities to prevent HIV/AIDS in youth, to those that describe different scientific and theoretical frameworks for addressing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of youths.  It also includes specific articles that analyzes the prospects for wider use of ICT and the new media platforms by youth for accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services, a review of early marriage and its ill effects in Africa, and specific examples of how youths in various parts of Africa are using various forms of sexual and reproductive health services.  The full Table of Contents (TOC) is attached here for your review.

We believe that this edition of the journal will be a very useful reference material for those engaged in programming, service delivery and research on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Africa, and will contribute to generating greater understanding of the related issues.

The journal will be presented to the public in Lagos, Nigeria on June 28, 2012 and in Abuja on July 5, 2012.  The Lagos event will be held at the Great Old Hall of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, while the Abuja presentation will be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja. At both events, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Professor John Idoko, will present keynote address on: “Tackling vulnerability of youths to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria”.

We respectfully advice everyone to book in advance to receive copies of this edition of the journal (as we are sure there will be a rush!)and to set the dates aside to join WHARC at the presentations.
For further information, please contact any of the under-listed:

·        Mr. Abayomi Daramola – Managing editor (abayomi_ajrh@wharc-online.orgupdaramola@yahoo.com tel: 0703-451-6060);
·        Theresa Ify Ezeoma – Assistant Managing editor (theresa_ajrh@wharc-online.orgtessyluv4real2005@yahoo.com, Tel: 080-395-23261);
·        Bosede James – Marketing Manager (marketing_ajrh@yahoo.co.ukbosede_ajrh@wharc-online.org 080-543-16323); and
·        Nurudeen Abokede – ICT/Communication officer (n_abokede@wharc-online.org; tel: 
 070-303-97114, 081-282-47834).

You could also visit the journal website: www.ajrh.info; and email: african_journal@yahoo.co.uk; and WHARC’s websitewww.wharc-online.org

Yours Sincerely,

Professor Friday Okonofua
Editor, African Journal of Reproductive Health

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