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Table 7 Programs and interventions targeting adolescent SRHR

From: Nature of, and responses to key sexual and reproductive health challenges for adolescents in urban slums in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review

Name of the Intervention City Target Study Design Brief Description
Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya (AGI-K) (Austrian et al. 2015; Austrian et al.; 2018) Nairobi 11–14 years girls Randomized trial Building adolescent girls assets (education, health, and wealth creation); cash transfer, savings, financial education, SRHR education and violence prevention
Binti Pamoja Centre (Daughters United Centre) (Carolina for Kibera 2007) Nairobi 11–18 year girls Community Intervention Gender empowerment and creation of safe spaces for young people in order to 1) reduce violence, female genital mutilation, sexual abuse, rape, prostitution, and poverty; and 2) increase reproductive health knowledge, financial education, leadership and personal skills
BiruhTefta-Bright Future (Erulkar et al. 2013) Addis Ababa 10–19 years girls Quasi-experimental Addresses social isolation by building social capital, literacy, providing information on HIV, reproductive health and GBV
CHANGE (Khoza et al. 2018) Johannesburg 16–18 girls and boys Randomized controlled trial Examines the effects of unconditional versus conditional cash transfers on clinic and school attendance for HIV prevention
TRY-Tap and Reposition Youth (Hall, Dondo, and Sebstad 2006) Nairobi 16–22 years young women Intervention study with matched comparison Improve livelihoods through microfinance, life skills, financial literacy in order to reduce vulnerability to adverse SRHR outcomes
Stepping Stones (Gibbs et al. 2017) Durban 18-30 years (youth) Cluster Randomized Control Trial Comprehensive sexuality and behavior change communication (sexual health knowledge, communication skills, critical reflection and reduce sexual health risk)
Tupange (URHI-Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Speizer et al. 2013) Nairobi 10-24 years (young people) Community Intervention study Building capacity of service providers, contraceptive commodity security, demand-promotion and advocacy (dispel myth and misconception about contraceptives)
Virtual support group (Khaya HIV Positive) (Henwood et al. 2016) Cape Town 12-25 years (young people) Mhealth (social media) intervention study Virtual support group. The chat-room used the MXit social networking platform to provide information on a youth-friendly HIV services (testing, treatment and care) and contraception