Strengthening of health structures in the area of family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (phase 3)
The GIZ project "Strengthening health structures, especially in the field of family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)" in Burundi began in 2013. Between 2013 and June 2018, two successive phases were implemented with the goal of improving the coverage of high-quality SRHR services in the provinces of Mwaro, Muramvya and Gitega.
In the 3rd phase from July 2018 to June 2021, the module objective was to improve the provision of high-quality services in SRHR in the provinces of Mwaro, Muramvya and Gitega. GIZ applied various approaches to improve the countrys demographic and health situation through two key areas of activity. The objectives of these areas of activity were:
- Quality and access to services, in particular in the fields of hygiene, safety, reception and training of staff in health centres in the supported provinces, STI support, family planning advice based on sexual rights and sexual education for young people.
- Cooperation with civil society to strengthen coordination between local actors and to create an efficient and sustainable cooperation between different sectors and civil society, all of which are committed to SRHR.
The main target groups of the project were children and young people in schools, children and young people in non-academic institutions, women of childbearing age between 15 and 49 years, and health personnel. Main partners in implementing these activities were the National Programme for Reproductive Health (Programme National de la Santé de la Reproduction - PNSR) and the provincial and district health facilities in the provinces mentioned above. In addition, the project worked directly with various NGOs at the community level.
Activities and results within the project:
- A training module on gender, prevention and community management of SGBV was developed.
- School leaders were trained in gender, prevention and community management of SGBV.
- Community leaders were trained in gender, prevention and community management of sexual and gender-based violence.
- IEC/BCC sessions on family planning and SGBV for persons with disabilities and/or BATWA in Mwaro and Gitega provinces were organized.
- Training workshop for 198 community leaders and 411 school leaders on gender, prevention and management of SGBV at the community level were conducted.
- 50% of young people in school and 40% of young people out of school, of both sexes (50% girls, 50% boys), got a good knowledge of sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence.