I Know, I Decide: eHealth in Egypt
I Know, I Decide, implemented by Pathfinder in collaboration with the Egyptian Family Planning Association (EFPA), provided comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information to young people in ten governorates. This project addressed the barriers adolescent girls face in accessing sexual and reproductive health information.
Recognizing that social and gender-related barriers and constraints can often prevent them from participating in traditional life skills and peer education programs, Pathfinder’s project provided sexual and reproductive health information for young people aged 10-24 with an emphasis on strengthening EFPA’s capacity to reach girls aged 10-19 who are often underserved. As part of this project, Pathfinder supported EFPA to build a youth-friendly portal on the EFPA website which will provide a wider audience of young people with additional opportunities to access sexual and reproductive health and life skills educational content through an innovative and interactive platform.
The project also worked with the Health Insurance Organization to enhance school doctors' ability to provide sexual and reproductive health information to girls in 20 schools in the Alexandria area.
FORSA provides employment opportunities for rural Egyptians by hiring youth as community health advocates and providing training and financial support for women to start their own microenterprises.
Guided by principles set by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development Programme, Pathfinder is conducting two interventions that support sexual and reproductive health and rights in Egypt.
The Health COMpass is proud to showcase mCenas! as the latest Spotlight project. mCenas!, an interactive two-way SMS system, reduced the barriers youth face in starting or continuing to use contraception.
Representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Health, USAID, Pathfinder International, and Egyptian media gathered on August 20 at Cairo’s Intercontinental City Stars Hotel to commemorate the end of the Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas project.