Ziba Ufa Launch

KMET in partnership with Simavi yesterday launched the Ziba Ufa project in Migori County, a project which intends to reach the youth with sexual reproductive health information in Kisumu, Migori and Siaya counties.
While launching the project, the Migori Deputy Director, Wafula Nalwa said the project is very relevant and timely since youth are getting lots of sex information via the media and there is need to equip them with the right information.
“Our youth today have a lot of sexual reproductive health challenges because of the messages they get from the media. We must step in and help them because if we don’t, someone will.” Said Nalwa
Nalwa added that the telemedicine concept that the project will be employing to reach the young people with the SRH information is well thought of because, majority of the youth today are IT informed, hence can willingly and frequently access services.
Migori Women Representative, Eunice Bosco ,appreciated KMET’s efforts in reaching out to the youth and said that the use of telemedicine gadgets, would enhance confidentiality and reduce the stigmatization youths have when they to walk into facilities to seek RH services.
Caro Nyandat, KMET’s Reproductive Health Coordinator pointed out that the project intends to set up three youth friendly model facilities in Uriri, Migori and Awendo sub-counties.
She noted that with the incorporation of telemedicine, there should be improved uptake of voluntary counseling and testing services, access to STI treatment, safe delivery, contraceptives ARVs and above all, information on SRH to the youth.
A demonstration on how telemedicine works graced the day as the audience got amused when one of the youth was able to connect to and get services from a provider in Kisumu.
In attendance were stakeholders from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, student leaders from Rongo University College, students from nearby primary and secondary schools and youths from various youth groups.
By Lynette Ouma

 A demonstration of how the telemedicine technology works

A demonstration of how the telemedicine technology works

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