Dear HIFA colleagues,
We now enter our second week of our discussion on the family planning services and information needs of children and youth.
This week we invite you to consider Question 2. "What are some good examples of information products and programs that are effectively meeting the RH/FP needs of children and youth?"
This is a chance to look in more depth at some of the resources mentioned in week 1: Family Planning - A Global Handbook for Providers, High Impact Briefs, UNESCO Guidelines, mobile phone apps for RH/FP, Avert's Young Voices, WHO's guidance for Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services, K4Health's Youth Policy Toolkit, and Gill Gordon's 'Choices' curriculum.
Have you been involved in the production, dissemination or use of any of these resources? It would be great to learn from your experience.
Can you recommend other FP/RH information products?
I would also liketo highlight Erika Bostock's request from last week: "RuReSA (Rural Rehab South Africa) has been approached by nurses about the provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for persons with disabilities. They are looking for training in this area. Although provision is made for this is SA's health policies, we aren't aware of any training materials or courses in this field. Can HIFA members please assist us?"
We'd also love to hear more this week about what works and what doesn't for RH/FP programs for children and youth.
Please send your comments to email@example.com
Best wishes, Neil
Joint Coordinator, HIFA Project on Family Planning
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