Enda Santé, in partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Expertise France, implements the project Promoting Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents in and out of School in Senegal and Togo (FSP-i). From 11 to 13 December 2019, the project team organised an orientation workshop for 20 providers and peer educators on user-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in the health district of Fatick with the following objectives:
- Identify personal values and attitudes relating to adolescent and young people's sexual and reproductive health and understand the impact that these values and attitudes can have on service provision;
- Understanding the specific SRH concerns and needs of adolescents and young people;
- Describe the different gender-related effects and norms on the sexual and reproductive health status of adolescent and young women and men and on their SRH behaviours and decision-making;
- Demonstrate the skills required for effective communication and counselling with adolescent and young people SRH service users;
- Identify strategies to effectively deliver adolescent and youth-friendly SRH services
This workshop, organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Action, Youth and National Education, was an opportunity for the trainers to recall the context of adolescent youth health in the region, marked by an upsurge in clandestine abortions and early pregnancies.
The meeting also provided an opportunity to assess the knowledge of providers and peer educators on SRH service provision; and to reflect on strategies to be developed to improve SRH service provision.
At the end of the three days, the organisers committed themselves to finalising the action plan of the young leaders for the implementation of the project activities in Fatick.