Health and HIV

Challenges persist in ensuring that every child and adolescent has the right to good health. Communicable diseases such as HIV continue to endanger children and adolescents across the continent. The Accelerate Hub is committed to strengthening knowledge around adolescent experiences of health and healthcare.

Teen Advisory Group: Remote, participatory and arts-based COVID-19 research with adolescents and young people in South Africa  and Kenya

Social and health vulnerabilities experienced by adolescents in South Africa and Kenya are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Little is known about their unique experiences, challenges and coping strategies. Context-specific, age-appropriate, and social justice-informed COVID-19 research is needed.    ...

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Generation of podcasts

Building on the successful first generation of Hub podcasts in 2019, this project will generate podcasts drawing in people from different parts of the Hub ...

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Surviving a COVID-19 outbreak: narratives of lived experiences of adolescents at a Zimbabwean boarding school

This study will run from July 2021 to March 2022. It seeks to understand the experiences of adolescent girls at a Zimbabwean school during a ...

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MAISHA longitudinal study

A four-wave cohort study of adult women in Mwanza, Tanzania investigating predictors and consequences of intimate partner violence, including its impact on adolescents. Team: Professor ...

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Impact of social protection programmes in Zambia

A cross-sectional study in four districts in Zambia, with data collection in 2019 from the evaluation of the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of ...

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Ibadan in-school adolescents

A cross-sectional study with 3000 adolescents in Nigeria, with a focus on mental health and educational outcomes. Team: Professor Olayinka Omigbodun (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

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Child and community care

This study tracks the development of children and families affected by HIV attending established community based organisations (CBOs) across South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia. Team: ...

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Scaling-up interventions for impact

This research project is led by researchers from the University of Oxford in collaboration with NGOs in Africa that work with adolescents. The central part ...

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Evaluating the impact of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Programme on adolescent health and wellbeing

Led by Dr William Rudgard (University of Oxford) and Silinganisiwe Dzumbunu (University of Cape Town), this project is aimed at evaluating the effects of the ...

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Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Scale-Up of Parenting Evaluation Research (SUPER) Study

The SUPER study is led by researchers from the Universities of Cape Town, Glasgow, Oxford, and Stellenbosch together with international agencies and implementing partners. The ...

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