National Teenage Pregnancy Partnership

The National Teenage Pregnancy Partnership

Statement of Purpose

The National Teenage Pregnancy Partnership (NTPP) is a coalition of diverse stakeholders interested in advancing sexual health and rights, especially for girls/adolescents and young women in South Africa. NTPP stakeholders include non-governmental organizations, nonprofit research and advocacy groups, South African national government departments, broad-based empowerment organizations, university-based researchers and independent consultants.

Leadership and Steering Committee

The NTPP steering committee comprises of members representing government, academic and civil society with Ibis Reproductive Health as the coordinating organization.

Research and evidence-base: Statistics working group

The NTPP statistics working group includes members representing government, academic and civil society with Ibis Reproductive Health as the coordinating organization. The stats working group is an academic and research advisory working group of the NTPP. The group was formed to establish a consensus baseline and methodology for measuring progress on teenage pregnancy in South Africa

NTPP steering committee

Ibis Reproductive Health

Department of Health

Department of Basic Education

Department of Social Development

Community Media Trust

Mother to Mother

Passionate Unlimited Peers for Action

Red Cross KwaZulu Natal

Statistics working group

The statistics working group was formed to review data on teenage pregnancy studies, compile a review of existing research, and offer recommendations to improve data collection and measurement of teenage pregnancy to ensure that progress can be correctly and efficiently assessed.

Members of the group are:

Ms Tshego Bessenaar

Dr Nolwazi Mkhwanazi

Prof Deevia Bhana

Prof Monde Makiwane

Ms Neloufar Khan

Ms Naomi Lince-Deroche

Prof Pranitha Maharaj