The Newsletter highlights the achievements, and stories which demonstrate our work in serving our grassroot members –including those with compounding and intersecting vulnerabilities. Considering our work, there is no doubt that our constituent members have found it impactful to them. During the month, we were able to hold one stakeholders’ consultative meeting, and an intersectional community scorecard on access to SRH services for minoritized young women surviving on sex work in Rhino Base camp —one of the humanitarian settings in Terego district, 31 of our community members in some of the hotspots in Kampala injecting drugs were served with Needle Syringe and Exchange Programming (NSP) services, served 101 recipients of ART services; served 798 recipients of PrEP related services (both linkage for PrEP initiation, and PrEP refills); 1001 served with HIV testing services, 16 assisted with SGBV related services, 45 provided with Post Abortion Care services, reached 68 community members with family planning services; screened 566 for STIs and did appropriate referrals; and 66 received Mental Health related services –including counseling and referrals.
Its also worthwhile to recognize some of the commitments that have been fulfilled by duty bearers after our advocacy stakeholder engagements; for instance –Malaba Health Centre IV in Tororo District has Marked the points of care at its facility. This is to ease access to SRH services for the AGYW Rights holders while at the facility. Gladly to report that, this was the first step to attract more rights holders in their intersectionalities to access the SRH services responsive to their unique needs. This happened after the duty bearers made commitments through pledges (during our we lead programme stakeholder engagements) to address the challenges (such as; limited access to youth friendly services) in access to SRH services for AGYW in the district.
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