Posted by Nicole Moran on March 25, 2020 at 4:45 pm
The YP Foundation’s Access Project aims to ensure young people’s access to quality health services without judgment, stigma and age related barriers. It pushes for the inclusion of young people’s voice in service delivery, through creating data and systems for feedback to health service facilities, service providers and policy makers. Over a period of one year, The YP foundation trained 30 young people as research auditors to access and assess health services for youth friendliness in Delhi and Varanasi.
This document presents the findings of the research and recommendations for improvement that come directly from young people. It identifies the key factors that make a health facility and health service provider adolescent and youth friendly. The document represents young people calling for accelerated and sustained actions by relevant stakeholders for ensuring their right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.
The study was conducted by a team of thirty young people in the age group of 18 to 25, the majority of them, students from low income settlements. The study uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to observe, assess and evaluate the typical quality of service delivery. For the purpose of data collection, an audit tool was developed incorporating sixteen parameters of youth friendliness based on a comprehensive literature review of national and international standards of youth-friendly health services. Program team members also conducted 10 interviews of the health service providers for the study. An ethical approval for the same from the internal research board was sought.
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