The Programme Support Manager (PSM) for YONECO, Hughes Munthali, has described youth-led advocacy as a key recipe in ensuring quality and accessible Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS).
Munthali made the remarks after a 5-day training of young people in a Community Scorecard Approach. A total of 23 boys and girls from some parts of Lilongwe attended the training. The training was aimed at enhancing young people’s access to YFHS. Thus, the young participants were equipped with necessary skills and knowledge for facilitating community assessment of YFHS provision using scorecard methodology.
The training was conducted under Connect Malawi Project which YONECO is implementing in Lilongwe with support from One to One Children’s Foundation.
The project is targeting young people who live within the vicinity of Area 18, Bwaila and Tsabango Health Facilities under Lilongwe District Health Office. Out of the 23 participants, 11 were girls and 12 were boys from Bwaila, Maliri and Area 18 townships.