Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women facing unintended pregnancies to demand their right to health, information, and confidential SRHR services.
CATCHMENT AREA (Tororo, Moroto and Butaleja)
- To raise awareness among adolescent girls and young women on their right to sexual reproductive health and rights, build demand and enhance their uptake for quality and essential SRHR services and information.
- Enhance skills, capacity, and attitudes of health care providers to offer quality comprehensive and integrated adolescent friendly SRHR services to young people using a harm reduction approach.
- 20 health workers trained on SRHR service delivery for young people using the harm reduction model.
- Group antenatal rolled out in Busolwe hospital in Butaleja.
- 2 Health Worker Champions established from Tororo and Butaleja
- 240 young people reached through the young mothers’ forums with safe motherhood. 194 female and 46 male.
Activities completed under the FOS FEMINISTA project
- 2 Health worker trainings were conducted 1 in Tororo and 1 in Butaleja districts. 9 health workers, 3 females and 6 males in Tororo from Mella HCII, Petta HCIII, Kisoko HC III, Kwapa III, Atangi HCIII, Paya III, Molo III, Mulanda HCIV, Mudakori HCIII: 11 health workers in Butaleja including: Nakwasi HC III, Nabiganda HC IV, Butaleja HC III, Busolwe Hospital, Kangalaba HC III, Budumba HC III, Bubalya HC III, Busaba HC III, Kachonga HC III
- 4 young mothers’ forums 97 young people including: 43 females and 1 male from Nakwasi HC III, 60 young people, 14 males and 46 females from Nabiganda IV in Butaleja and 136 young people 52 in Mella HC III, 15 males and 37 females, 84 in Petta HC III, 16 males and 68 females in Tororo
- Worked with RHU and MOH to developed a toolkit for training health workers on provision of quality SRHR services to adolescents and young people using the harm reduction project.
- 1 youth parliament in Tororo to provide a platform for young people both in and out of school who are at risk of unwanted/teenage pregnancies to debate and discuss barriers in access to sexual reproductive health services at facilities, demand accountability from duty bearers and collectively come up with solutions to increase uptake of SRHR services and access to accurate appropriate health information depending on the respective health categories. The parliament brought together 143 young people, 97 female and 46 male participants aged between 10 – 25 years.
- Collaborated with Time FM radio in Mbale district has a wide coverage reaching both Tororo and Butaleja district to host a weekly health show that provides accurate appropriate health information on SRHR. The health show often provides interactive opportunities and a platform for young people to demand services from duty bearers. The program hosts key players at the different levels including health workers, district officials, cultural leaders, education officers and young people who discuss on predetermined topics including barriers to provision of services, safe motherhood, SGBV, access to safe post-abortion care.
- Development of a data management system for the suubi helpline to improve functionality. The system is intended to improve the capture of data to properly inform on the trends and also derive ways to improve service delivery.
- Provision of quality health information through social media platforms. We have over 5000 young people that have been reached through regular messaging through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter under the hashtag: MyHealthMyBodyMyRights. The audiences have been tracked through interactions, impressions, likes, retweets, reshares, insights and analytics from the respective platforms.