I Know, I Decide: eHealth in Egypt
I Know, I Decide is a project jointly implemented by Pathfinder in collaboration with the Egyptian Family Planning Association (EFPA) designed to provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information to young people in ten governorates. This project will seek to address the particular barriers that 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 will provide 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 will support 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.
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