Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health Module: Acknowledgements


Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health is one of the 13 Blended Learning Modules for the Ethiopian Health Extension Programme. Together with the practical skills training sessions that accompany each of the supported self-study texts, this programme will upgrade the Health Extension Workers who complete the curriculum to Health Extension Practitioners at Level-IV of the Ethiopian Occupational Standards. The upgrading programme is sponsored by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs). The FMOH gratefully acknowledges the receipt of funding for this programme from the Ethiopian Office of UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), The Open University UK, the Alan and Nesta Ferguson Foundation Trust UK, and AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation). We are also thankful for the support of the Ethiopian Offices of Jhpiego and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for freely enabling their experts to participate in the development of this module.

Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health was produced by a team of Ethiopian experts, who were trained and supported by experts in blended learning pedagogy from the HEAT (Health Education and Training) Team for Africa at The Open University UK. The contributors of original material are:

  • Dr Zewditu Kebede (Module Academic Coordinator), Consortium of Reproductive Health
  • Dr Heather McLannahan, HEAT Team, The Open University UK
  • Dr Solomon Shiferaw, Addis Ababa University

The Academic Editor of Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health is Dr Heather McLannahan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences at The Open University UK, with contributions from Ali Wyllie and Norma Sherratt, also from The Open University UK. The other members of the HEAT Team are:

  • Lesley-Anne Long, HEAT Programme Director
  • Dr Basiro Davey, HEAT Deputy Director (Ethiopia)
  • Alison Robinson, HEAT Programme Coordinator
  • Dawn Partner, HEAT Senior Production Assistant
  • Jessica Aumann, HEAT Programme Assistant
  • Ali Wyllie, HEAT Lead eLearning Adviser

We acknowledge the vital contributions of the Programme Coordinators within Ethiopia:

  • Ato Mohammed Hussein Abeseko, UNICEF Ethiopia and the Federal Ministry of Health
  • Ato Tedla Mulatu, AMREF Ethiopia

The cover design for Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health is by Chris Hough, Learning and Teaching Solutions, The Open University UK. The cover photographs are reproduced with the permission of Dr Zewditu Kebede.

We particularly wish to acknowledge our use in this Module of adapted extracts and illustrations from National Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents and Youth: A Training Manual for Health Workers in Ethiopia (2008), which was based on the Comprehensive Reproductive Health and Family Planning Training Curriculum, Module 16: Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents by Judith Senderowitz, Cathy Solter, and Gwyn Hainsworth, Pathfinder International, revised 2004.

The opinions expressed in this Module are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the donor organisations whose generous support made the production of Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health possible.