Improving access to comprehensive sexual health information and services among young people in Battambang Province through a web-based approach
|Project Strengths||Comprehensive sexual health education as central strategy to promote health of young people|
|Implementing Partners||Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC)|
|Supporting Agencies||Donations from individuals and corporations|
|Project Period||3 years (April 2014 – March 2017)|
Description of SRHR Needs
In Cambodia, young people between 10 to 24 years old account for more than a third of total population and they are facing with increasing challenges related to SRH, including HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and other social issues such as poverty and migration. On the other hand, young people are not well equipped with sufficient knowledge on SRH because of lack of sexuality education opportunities both in and out of schools.
|Goal||To promote access to information on comprehensive sexuality, adolescent sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and other health subject and access to clinical services among young people|
|Target Area and Population||O Char commune (population: 18,000) in Battambang province and RHAC clinics in selected provinces providing SRH services to young people (target: 113,500)|
|Uniqueness in the Approach||
The 2 main pillars to improve RH services both in urban and rural-remote area are;
- During the three-year period, about 4,200 young people received health education directly by peer educators and about 336,000 young people received youth friendly SRH services at RHAC clinics.
- From April 2016 to March 2017, nearly 60,000 people have visited the youth interactive website for SRH information.
- Young people in the project area have become more aware of their body and sexuality, and more concerned about SRH.