Young people are motivated reproductive, gender education

18Nov 2021
Faustine Feliciane
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Young people are motivated reproductive, gender education

YOUTH in the country have been motivated to seek reproductive and gender education due to various projects run by private institutions as well as the government.

According to coordinator of reproductive and sexual health for young people from the Ministry of Health, Gerald Kiwhele when speaking at General Assembly of Health held in Dar es Salaam.

Kiwhele, said private institutions have been at the forefront of partnering with the Government to provide such education and its possitive results are seen by many young people seeking health education and many are beginning to become more aware of reproductive issues and protect themselves from various diseases.

"There are many projects run by the Government and other private institutions that work with the Government, all of which have contributed significantly to creating awareness among young people on various issues of reproduction," said Kiwhele.

He added that the project run by "Family Health International 360 (FHI 360)" is an example of many projects in the country that have contributed to the Government's efforts to create quality services during childbirth but also to help young people avoid premature pregnancies and focus on dreams in schools.

"FHI 360 runs special projects for youth and adults, all projects are in helping the Government to spread quality reproductive education, institutions like this have been a great contribution to the Government and have been doing their part by cooperating with us as Ministries and Government in general, said Kiwhele.

For her part, the coordinator of the Tulonge Health project run by FHI 360, Caroline Mshanga said the institute is running the project in 12 regions in the country with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

"In this project we have divided it into two parts where there is the NAWEZA For Adults project and the SITETELEKI project which focuses on young people, these projects have greatly helped to educate young people about maternity education and also help reduce maternal mortality," said Caroline.

He said the projects are being implemented in Iringa, Njombe, Mtwara, Tabora, Singida, Arusha, Mwanza, Kagera, Geita, Mara, Kigoma and Shinyanga regions, "said Caroline.

"We are running the projects in those regions With the support of the American People's Institute for five-year now, we are currently in the fourth year of implementation.

The General Assembly of Health Stakeholders concludes today at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Conference Center in Dar es Salaam.