Kiota Women’s Health and Development Organization (KIWOHEDE), a non–governmental organization is implementing a project called “Improving access of SRH/FP information to young women” in Simiyu, Dodoma and Kigoma regions with funds from UNFPA. The targeted project beneficiaries are adolescent and youth aged 10-24 years.
The project aims at providing information and creating demands to access and utilization of youth friendly services corners (YFSCs) so as to help youths and young women to have the access for accurate information and the safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception methods of their choice on when to decide having children, number of children and when to stop having children. In addition to that youth to be informed and empowered to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and helping young women to have access to services that help them to have a fit pregnancy, safe delivery and health baby.
The project has trained about 110 health providers on provision of youth friendly services, trained about 165 youth as peer educators and refurbishment of 13 youth friendly services corners for the provision of SRH information and services to the targeted project areas. Under the support of United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) this project is conducted by involving 65 peer educators who were trained and allocated at 13 Youth Friendly Services corners (YFSCs).
These YFSC’s were built in all six districts of Simiyu region which are Bariadi TC, Bariadi DC, Maswa DC, Itilima DC, Busega and Meatu DC with the main aim of providing the access of friendly services to Youth concerning their sexual and reproductive health. In Kigoma the project is implemented in five councils of Kasulu TC, Kasulu DC, Kibondo DC, Kakonko DC and Uvinza DC while in Dodoma region the project is implemented in two councils; Chamwino DC and Dodoma City council.