Promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights and nutrition for adolescent girls

Promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights and nutrition for adolescent girls

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, this project aims to improve access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and nutrition services that are adapted to the needs of adolescents in Burkina Faso, and to create a supportive environment for adolescent SRH, including the recognition of their rights. To this end, the project provides training and technical assistance to public health providers in nearly 700 health centres in order to promote good practices in the delivery of SRH services that are adapted to the needs of adolescents and respectful of their rights. The project also contributes to the development and dissemination of communication strategies and tools within the Ministry of Health and other partners on family planning, nutrition, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS. In addition, the project conducts advocacy with adolescents, teachers, parents, communities and policy makers. This project is implemented by Helen Keller International, in partnership with Marie Stopes Burkina Faso and Farm Radio International.

Global objective

  • Improve access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and nutrition services that are adapted to the needs of adolescents in Burkina Faso, and to create a supportive environment for adolescent SRH, including the recognition of their rights

Expected results

  • Improved quality of sexual and reproductive health services offered to adolescents in the health and social promotion centres of the health regions supported by the project
  • Increased use of reproductive health services, especially family planning, nutrition and voluntary HIV testing by adolescents
  • Creation of an environment conducive to sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, including recognition of their rights

Duration

3 years : 08/03/2018 - 30/09/2021

Localisation

The project is conducted in various areas of Burkina Faso.

Budget

CAD 9.9 million

Implementation

Helen Keller International

Partners

  • Marie Stopes Burkina Faso
  • Farm Radio International.

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Country

  • Burkina Faso

Topics

  • Demographic trends
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Youth

Targets

  • Institutions
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security

Scales

  • Local
  • National

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 10 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 5