Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ghana

With additional funding from UNFPA, Pathfinder provided youth friendly services (YFS) in four districts in the Volta Region of Ghana. The project increased provision of ASRH services that meet the needs of young people.

Pathfinder used two main approaches: integration of youth friendly services within existing RH services at permanent health facilities combined with outreach by peer educators and peer service providers with emphasis on HIV and STI prevention. Traditional opinion leaders were also trained in life planning and ASRH skills to share with young people during monthly meetings.

Pathfinder also established 25 youth clubs and reached more than 16,000 young people with ASRH information through one-on-one counseling, home visits, church youth programs, and organized health talks.

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