22 November 2022
Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda
The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) of adolescents and youths through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services.
Especially, investments were made in youth corners in every health centre providing youth-friendly health services to accommodate SRH needs of adolescents.
However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), including early onset of sexual intercourse, teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortion, having risky sex, and low levels of contraceptive use.
Young people also have limited opportunities to learn about and openly discuss issues of puberty, sexuality, and family planning – a consequence of the social stigma, cultural and religious barriers surrounding these issues.
This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community.
The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.