Improving access to quality sexual and reproductive health services and educationDec 2022
CHASE AfricaCharity Partner
- Increasing sexual reproductive health knowledge and services to youth and women in 12 communities via trained Community Health Workers and Youth Peer Providers (YPP)
- Integrating the YPP model with the BackPack Nurse programme to increase uptake of contraceptives by young people, specifically those in harder to reach areas or not in education
- Increasing access to SRH services for girls and women (12-49 years) in 4 ‘Safe Spaces’, delivered by Backpack Nurses, with referral services in place to 6 health facilities.
CHASE Africa works to enable women and men in fragile rural environments to access basic healthcare, and to empower them to choose the timing, number and spacing of their children. Modern family planning is arguably one of the greatest public health achievements of the last century. It enables couples to choose the timing, number and spacing of children, and can prevent pregnancy and birth complications that are a leading cause of death for women in developing countries. However, over 1 in 5 women in Africa are unable to choose the number and timings of births. We seek to enable women to realise their rights, averting unintended pregnancies. We work through carefully selected local partners and in collaboration with the National Ministry of Health to design, develop and deliver our programmes, which integrate basic community health (including family planning) and natural resource management. CHASE Africa have agreed to ring fence 100% of our grant towards their in-country work.