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Bahamas project receives midterm evaluation.

Type
Published Article
Journal
Joicfp News
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2000
Issue
313
Pages
3–3
Identifiers
PMID: 12349727
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of the midterm evaluation of the Adolescent Reproductive Health Education Project in the Bahamas. An independent evaluation team, consisting of international and local evaluators, carried out interviews with project stakeholders and conducted other activities to assess the progress made in the project's two major components. These components are information, education and communication (IEC) in the schools and the community, and the institutional strengthening of the executing agency, the Bahamas Family Planning Association (BFPA). Most of the professionals trained by the project indicated that the workshops provided new information and knowledge on adolescent reproductive health and helped them overcome their lack of confidence in talking about sexual issues, in particular to adolescents. The evaluators noted this as one of the major achievements of the project so far. The evaluator underscores some areas to be improved, which include IEC component delays, institutional strengthening of BFPA, strategic planning, and data monitoring.

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