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.

Young Carers

Previous research has reported that orphaned children are more likely to have mental health problems and educational deficits, and are more likely to contract HIV ...

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Mzantsi Wakho

Mzantsi Wakho is a longitudinal mixed-method study with a cohort of 1,059 HIV-positive adolescents. This research project is intended to promote ART adherence and SRH ...

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HEY BABY (Helping Empower Youth Brought up in Adversity with their Babies and Young children) is a longitudinal mixed-methods cohort study of 1046 adolescent mothers ...

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The purpose of this study is to assess whether a sample group’s participation in an adolescent intervention programme leads to a reduction in levels of ...

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Cash and behavioural interventions combinations in Kenya

To study how large unconditional cash transfers to a household (alongside a behavioural intervention) effect psychological, health, and economic outcomes and engagement in risky behaviours ...

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Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) for Teens digital app

This project aims to explore and develop the effect of an enhanced, self-led smartphone app version of an existing in-person parenting programme (Parenting for Lifelong ...

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