The approval of the National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Framework Strategy by Cabinet is one of the strides taken in the building of a healthy society. As the ANC we believe that this strategy will assist in the advancement and promotion of health outcomes, especially those aimed at the sexual and reproductive health of young people. The strategy will further ensure improved co-ordination, synergy and alignment with the programme of government among civil society and development partners who are currently working in the area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
With this strategy coming into effect, we hold the view that it will bring about necessary change in the determinants of the country's population trends, so that these trends are consistent with the achievement of sustainable human development. We hope that this strategy will pave the way for addressing the gaps and challenges that adolescents are faced with to fully realise their sexual and reproductive health and rights.