Pathfinder and Myanmar Partners in Policy and Research hosted a Community-based Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Workshop in Taunggyi with 21 townships in Southern Shan from 2 April to 4 April 2018. About 90 township representatives such as local DOPH officials, TMO/SMO/MOs, THOs, THNs, MWs, and Maternal and Reproductive Health and School Health Divisions of the Ministry of Health and Sports, as well as CBOs and INGOs participated in the discussions. Twenty-nine youth representatives from the area also participated in the event.
The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness towards Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health among BHS, identify barriers hampering AYSRH, and strategies to overcome them. The workshop engaged youth in discussions and incorporated their voices in developing township level strategies and action plans. The event was endorsed by the Maternal and Reproductive Health Division of the Ministry of Health and Sports, organized by Myanmar Partners in Policy and Research and Pathfinder, with financial support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.