This project is dedicated to improving Sexual Reproductive Health Rights of young people (10-24 years of age) through increasing the uptake of sexual reproductive health services, by youth, in the Northern Region of Ghana. Funded by the SIMAVI, this three year project (2013-2015) has been implemented in the Karaga and Gushegu districts, in alignment with the Access, Service and Knowledge (ASK) program.
Throughout the duration of the project, Enhanced SRHS has Increase the capacity of the individual through providing gender sensitive SRHR education, provided accurate SRHR information and skills building activities in the implementing districts which lead to improved availability and accessibility of high quality, youth friendly Sexual Reproductive Health services, and Create an enabling environment for youth, through advocacy and community partnership. These achievements have been further documented in the following four result areas.
Now that the project has come to a close, its success has been documented in the following 4 results areas:
- Young people, including marginalized youth, are better informed to make healthier decisions regarding sexuality. Specifically, they are more aware of when, where and how to access SRHR services.
- 7,798 young people have received information on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and services.
- 139 educators trained on Sexuality education.
- There is increased access to Sexual Reproductive Health commodities including ARV and contraceptives for young people, including marginalized youth.
- 237,000 male condoms, 19,018 pills, and 24.961 injectables provides to young people, under the age of 25, in project implementation areas
- Public and private clinics provide better Sexual Reproductive Health services for young people, including marginalized youth, and an increased number of youth are utilizing these services.
- Young people, including marginalized youth, are experiencing greater respect in regards to their sexual reproductive Health and rights.
- 160 youth-led organizations increased their organizations capacity of sexual reproductive health services, programing, and advocacy.
- 24 youth led community activities were held to gain SRHR support.
- 3,372 people were engaged through Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Access to Service campaigns.
*Marginalized youth, in this context, refers to LGBTQI, YPLWH, young adolescents (10-16), young people in remote areas, and disabled young people.