Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

Advocacy and Research

This department focuses on ways to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people, Capacity building/development, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research.

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 policies, service standards and guidelines related to young peoples’ health particularly SRHR. Keen interest is also given to how SRHR for young people can be improved through actions such as policy reform, improvements to health systems, and the financing of ADH and ASRHR services and activities.

Our capacity building and development initiatives aim at establishing and strengthening youth friendly responsive services for SRHR of young people. These initiatives include technical support supervision, trainings, mentorship and coaching and provision of a practicum site for practitioners of ASRHR.

With huge numbers of young people accessing services at the facility, the monitoring and evaluation function aims at tracking data to evaluate progress and assess achievement of the program. In operationalizing its approach to M&E, NTIHC conducts routine collection and analysis of service data at Kiswa facility and community-based data for all outreaches and other community-based activities. Biannual surveys on quality of services and client satisfaction are conducted to measure changes in quality of services as well as clients’ perceived satisfaction with the quality of services provided. NTIHC is also does operational research for strategic planning and academic purposes. Both undergraduate and post graduate students interested in ASRHR from recognized institutions all over the world of the country conduct research at this centre

 

At NTIHC, we value partnerships and collaboration thus our work is supported by and often done in partnership with government ministries especially the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD) and Ministry of Education and Sports. In addition, NTIHC has well established relations with a number of development partners, CSOs and including NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, PNFPs, Corporate bodies and individuals.