Nigeria has the highest absolute number of cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the world, accounting for about one-quarter of the estimated 115–130 million circumcised women worldwide. The Teenage Festival of Life 2017 will provide an opportunity for young people to be adequately informed about issues of FGM in Nigeria, with a view to enlisting them as critical stakeholders in efforts to end FGM.
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In other to engage and build the capacity of young people on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), life and livelihood skills, Action Health Incorporated organized a three weeks Summer Programme for young people between the ages of 10-19 from 31st July to 18th August, 2017.
In promoting access of young people to Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services, Action Health Incorporated (AHI) with support from Champions for Change (C4C) organized a 2 day free Adolescent Youth Friendly Health Service Provision outreach for young people aged 10 – 24 in Ilaje Bariga and Iwaya Yaba Lagos.
Action Health Incorporated (AHI) with support from the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) held a two day meeting for key stakeholders in Oyo state to disseminate the simplified version of the Oyo State Violence against Women bill that prohibit violence against women in public and private life, harmful traditional practice.
As part of Action Health Incorporated (AHI) efforts to close the knowledge gap and increase access of young people to sexual and reproductive health information and services, various clinic health days/ health sessions were held at AHI Youth Friendly Health Center.
Action Health Incorporated (AHI) and other stakeholders held a dialogue meeting on June 14, 2017 to discuss the need to expand the access of young people to youth friendly healthcare services in Primary Healthcare Centres (Ashogbon and Iwaya PHC) with a view to mobilise support and programme implementation.
To expand voluntary access of young girls and women to Family Planning information and services; Action Health Incorporated (AHI) with support from UNFPA implemented a scale-up project on distribution of the DMPA SC (Depot medroxyprojesterone acetate Subcutaneous) contraceptive through community-based outreaches to meet the huge unmet needs of family planning that exist in Akwa Ibom, Abia and Cross River State.
With support from the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA), a three (3) day capacity building training on management of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Complications was conducted for seventy seven (77) Health workers from local government with the highest prevalence of FGM/C in Ekiti and Osun State.
As part of Action Health Incorporated (AHI) efforts to close the gap in adolescent health service delivery, AHI conducted orientation workshops on Concept and Principles for Provision of Adolescent Youth Friendly Health Service (AYFHS) for 29 Post basic psychiatric/ mental health nurses and 124 penultimate (500) level medical students from Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba and University of Lagos respectively.
Sixty Healthcare providers from Adamawa and Borno State were trained in May 2017 on GBV prevention and response services which includes identifying and treating survivors.
Action Health Incorporated with support from Champions for Change (C4C) organized a Five-day Capacity Building Training for One Hundred and Twenty (120) young people from Ilaje Bariga and Iwaya Yaba as Peer Educators on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Adolescent Youth Friendly Health Services.
Action Health Incorporated (AHI) with support from United Nations Population Funds organized orientation training for 30 social workers in February 2017 on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in host communities and IDP Camps in Adamawa State.