Genet sensitizes Dowa youth on sexual reproductive health

Lilongwe: Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) has urged the youth in Dowa district to seek Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services and information in order to improve their sexual health.

This was said during a sensitization activity Genet conducted under its ongoing project called ‘Improving Girls’ Access to SRH Services and Information’ which was initiated in 2017 with funding from ‘Amplify Change’.

The project is being carried out in the areas of Traditional Authorities Kayembe and Chakhaza in the district.

Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) after the SRH sensitization activity on Saturday at Chinziri Community Day Secondary School ground in Dowa, Genet Project Officer, Naomi Nkhonjera said their organization is committed to promoting girls’ and young women’s access to sexual reproductive health services and information.

As Genet, we are dedicated to support girls and young women in schools and communities to fully have access to sexual reproductive health services and information as this helps them to be aware on how they can take care of their sexual health, said Nkhonjera.

She added that Genet conducted an assessment in Dowa where the results showed that in the area many girls and young women do not have access to sexual reproductive health services and information.

Nkhonjera indicated that through awareness campaigns which they hold it will help address issues of sexual reproductive health among girls and young women in the district.

She added that with the sexual reproductive health project, Genet is working with local leaders which include chiefs, religious leaders and initiation councilors noting that these people spend a lot of time with girls and young women in their communities.

Nkhonjera is confident that with the project many girls and young women in Dowa will be able to easily access sexual reproductive services and information.

I hope that by 2019 through the project which we are implementing here, more girls and young women will have enough access to SRH services and information, she explained.

She urged the community members and local leaders to join hands in order to make the project a success.

Chisepo Health Centre Medical Assistant in Dowa, Gerald Dzonzi told Mana that Genet is doing a commendable initiative observing that girls in the area were lacking a platform for accessing sexual reproductive health information and related services.

Genet is doing a good job here in Dowa as many youth particularly girls do not know how to access reproductive health services and information and this leads to the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and getting early pregnancies which result to maternal deaths and other related complications, said Dzonzi.

The Medical Assistant also said through the Genet project they have introduced a girls’ club at Chisepo Health Centre aimed at providing sexual reproductive health services and information among girls and young women.

The activity was spiced up by students choir, dramas and gule wamkulu for education support and was patronized by different individuals including students, parents, teachers, chiefs and medical personnel.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Genet sensitizes Dowa youth on sexual reproductive health

Lilongwe: Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) has urged the youth in Dowa district to seek Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services and information in order to improve their sexual health.

This was said during a sensitization activity Genet conducted under its ongoing project called ‘Improving Girls’ Access to SRH Services and Information’ which was initiated in 2017 with funding from ‘Amplify Change’.

The project is being carried out in the areas of Traditional Authorities Kayembe and Chakhaza in the district.

Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) after the SRH sensitization activity on Saturday at Chinziri Community Day Secondary School ground in Dowa, Genet Project Officer, Naomi Nkhonjera said their organization is committed to promoting girls’ and young women’s access to sexual reproductive health services and information.

As Genet, we are dedicated to support girls and young women in schools and communities to fully have access to sexual reproductive health services and information as this helps them to be aware on how they can take care of their sexual health, said Nkhonjera.

She added that Genet conducted an assessment in Dowa where the results showed that in the area many girls and young women do not have access to sexual reproductive health services and information.

Nkhonjera indicated that through awareness campaigns which they hold it will help address issues of sexual reproductive health among girls and young women in the district.

She added that with the sexual reproductive health project, Genet is working with local leaders which include chiefs, religious leaders and initiation councilors noting that these people spend a lot of time with girls and young women in their communities.

Nkhonjera is confident that with the project many girls and young women in Dowa will be able to easily access sexual reproductive services and information.

I hope that by 2019 through the project which we are implementing here, more girls and young women will have enough access to SRH services and information, she explained.

She urged the community members and local leaders to join hands in order to make the project a success.

Chisepo Health Centre Medical Assistant in Dowa, Gerald Dzonzi told Mana that Genet is doing a commendable initiative observing that girls in the area were lacking a platform for accessing sexual reproductive health information and related services.

Genet is doing a good job here in Dowa as many youth particularly girls do not know how to access reproductive health services and information and this leads to the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and getting early pregnancies which result to maternal deaths and other related complications, said Dzonzi.

The Medical Assistant also said through the Genet project they have introduced a girls’ club at Chisepo Health Centre aimed at providing sexual reproductive health services and information among girls and young women.

The activity was spiced up by students choir, dramas and gule wamkulu for education support and was patronized by different individuals including students, parents, teachers, chiefs and medical personnel.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA