Posted by Charlotte van Tuijl on June 15, 2021 at 12:17 pm
To improve young people’s SRHR, three visualisation tools have been developed by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in partnership with the Her Choice Programme. One of them is to assess the Youth-Friendliness of Health Services.
The development and evaluation of the use of the tool have been funded through two small grants from Share-Net International. This tool has been implemented in the Her Choice programme countries in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
This tool scores different dimensions of health services to assess whether they can be considered youth-friendly. The tool was developed to provide a participatory means of assessment, and one which assumed little advance or specialised knowledge on the part of the users. In the case of the Her Choice progamme, the latter was important for a) Her Choice partners, who were mostly more experienced in the fields of education and child protection, and less in the field of health care, and b) local health services, who initially had little awareness of what might be required to increase their youth-friendliness. The tool was thus designed as a springboard and to facilitate discussion of basic aspects of youth-friendly services. In this case, too, existing standards were drawn on as well as experiences of Her Choice partners themselves.
View the other toolkits developed through this project by clicking the links below: