South Africa's Government Hosts Summit for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

20 September 2017

The North West Social Cluster departments of Health, Social Development, Education and Sport Development together with partners, youth organisations and health stakeholders in the North West province will host a two day summit for adolescent girls and young women under the theme: "Take control of your future" with a view to effectively reach and address the particular needs of adolescent girls and young women through empowerment and intervention aimed at addressing HIV and AIDS among other topics. 

The summit was born out of evidence which suggests a disproportionate burden of HIV among 15-24 year old adolescent girls and young women in South Africa. UNAIDS has estimated that there are almost 2000 new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women aged 15-24 years each week.

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