Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

About us

Historical background

Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC) has worked in the field of Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) for close to 2 decades, implementing a youth friendly responsive model of ASRHR services.

Established in 1994, NTIHC is a pioneer adolescent health program in Uganda established to provide “Youth Friendly Responsive” Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) services and information, primarily targeting young people 10-24 years old.

 

The program was founded under Kampala City Council (KCC), as a small adolescent clinic by a Swedish gynecologist and Uganda volunteer midwives and social workers.

 

In the early days, financial support came from DANIDA, UNICEF and UNFPA, and over the years the organisation has successfully mobilised funds from a number of resource providers. However, since 2004, NTIHC’s main funding partner has been the Swedish Embassy.

 

Non-monetary contributions have also been forthcoming from the former Kampala City Council and current Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Ministry of Health and other funders including partner CSOs

Vision:

A society of young people empowered in adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights.

Mission:

To advocate for and promote access to quality Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and information to young people

Goal:

Increased understanding of SRH rights and access to appropriate youth-friendly services for young people

Core Values:

Youth friendly services, confidentiality, gender equity, right to choice, right to evidence-based information, and integrity

Objectives:

Provide excellent youth friendly SRHR services at Kiswa Health Centre and in the surrounding community, and share best practices with practitioners by providing them with practical learning opportunities. Geographical target: Kiswa HC and surrounding area.

NTIHC is committed to provide ASRHR services on demand through a combination of facility and community based approaches. The services include medical diagnosis screening and treatment; counseling on ADH issues; condom distribution and promotion; HIV counseling, testing, care and treatment; information education and communication (IEC) development and distribution; and maternal health services. NTIHC also continues to push to improve the range and quality of the services offered in order to demonstrate best practice.

The focus is on scaling up ASRHR service provision in the country, focused to increasing coverage of ASRHR and improving quality of services delivered in other facilities. This component serves in helping the public health authorities to meet the needs of thousands of young people in areas of Kampala and Wakiso.

The Second reason of this component is to enable NTIHC to replicate and test lessons being learnt at the Kiswa facility, and lessons about the most effective ways of partnering with public facilities to achieve scale up of ASRHR services. After implementing youth friendly model of service delivery for over 2 decades NTIHC conceives that her experience is worth replicating, basing on the massive result it has yielded over the years.

This objective is about promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people. It covers raising awareness and understanding of rights among diverse target groups (e.g. the general public, young people, service providers, government), as well as raising understanding of government ADH policy, service guidelines and ADH best practises among service providers and health managers. Promotion also covers the improvement of services through actions such as policy reform, improvements to health systems, and the financing of ADH services. NTIHC plans to work in partnership with other organizations and institutions.

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