SHAPE Peer Chats
To bridge SRHR/FP service gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, A4HU devised a strategy of national, and sub national youth led dialogues. The major theme of the dialogues is advocy for increased prioritization for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights during budget allocation cycles. Some of the district commitments realized from these dialogues include:
- Regular SRH/FP community outreaches to increase FP service uptake.
- Awareness raising on, and dissemination SRH/FP budget information to communities through IEC materials.
- Provision of adolescent SRH/FP services at all health facilities.
- Capacity building of Village Health Teams to improve of SRH/FP service provision, and access.
District representatives from Mityana, Kamuli, Tororo, and Mukono have also reported increased mainstreaming of youth friendly priorities in planning and budgeting activities.