You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.
Turn on more accessible mode
Turn off more accessible mode
Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Turn off Animations
Turn on Animations
This site holds the news articles
Join SHN Mailing List
Please enter your email address below to be added to the mailing list.
Congratulations! you are now on our mailing list
Unfortauntely we cant add you to the mailing list at this time
Documents & Resources Centre
News & Events
Impact of Education on Health
Impact of Health on Education
Inclusive School Health & Nutrition
School Health and Inclusive Education in Practice
Iron & Anaemia
Home Grown School Feeding
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Acute Respiratory Infections
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
SHN Training Courses
Asia SHN Training Course
Africa SHN Training Course
SHN Training Course Archive
SHN Training Course Testimonials
HIV & Education
Ministry of Education HIV & AIDS Networks
Accelerating the Education Sector response to HIV
Ed-Sida Model of Impact of HIV on Education
Links and Documents
This site is managed and maintained by:
World Population Day 2013
World Population Day 2013
11 July is World Population Day which this year focuses on adolescent pregnancy. As the world's population has edged to seven billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development.
A world of seven billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.
For World Population Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave the following message,
"When we devote attention and resources to the education, health and well-being of adolescent girls, they will become an even greater force for positive change in society that will have an impact for generations to come."
"On this World Population Day, let us pledge to support adolescent girls to realize their potential and contribute to our shared future," he continued.
Informing Choice through Education
About 16 million girls under age 18 give birth each year. Another 3.2 million undergo unsafe abortions. The vast majority – 90 per cent - of pregnant adolescents in the developing world are married. But for far too many of these girls, pregnancy has little to do with informed choice.
The UN cites inadequate education among sexual coercion, discrimination and rights violations as reasons for unwanted pregnancies. World Population Day focuses on raising awareness on the issue of adolescent pregnancy in the hopes of delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
Read more in the original article from
The World Starts With Me: A multilevel evaluation of a comprehensive sex education programme targeting adolescents in Uganda.
Seizing the opportunities of adolescent health.
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings
Schools and Health Copyright
This site is endorsed and supported by the following agencies
World Health Organization
Child to Child
United Nations Children's Fund
UN educational, Cultural & Scientific Organization
Pan American Health Organization
World Food Programme
Save the Children