The study has examined, “The Role of Youth Friendly Health Services in Intervention of
HIV/AIDS at Kibaigwa Township in Kongwa District”. It is recognized globally that,
youth friendly health service is an important component of care including preventive
health for young people. With the upsurge of sexual activities among youth and the
emergence of HIV/AIDS pandemic, yet young people have remained most vulnerable
group to STIs as well as HIV/AIDS infection.
A sample of 97 respondents was selected in the study. Data collection employed
questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions, documentary reviews and
observation. The tables, figures and frequency were used for data analysis. The theories
relating to this study were employed to familiarize the reader. The study revealed that
young people are aware of HIV/AIDS, routes of HIV/AIDS infection as well as
HIV/AIDS prevention methods, and yet risk behaviors including unprotected sexual
intercourse was reported to prevail among the young people.
Furthermore the study revealed factors that hold back the operation of youth friendly
health service. These include, shortage of clinical staff, lack of dedicated space for young
people, lack of confidence among clinical staff, inflexible time of service, language
barriers, unavailability of a wide range of services, unaffordable cost of service and lack
of educational materials.
The study recommends that, Parents should seek greater openness about sexual
relationships with young people, while clinical health providers should observe the core
values depicted on strategy of youth friendly reproductive health service. Moreover
Ministry of health and social welfare should improve the settings surrounding the
provision of youth health care as well as to implement strategies that not only focus on
biomedical but also on cultural factors underlying barriers to behavior change. Lastly, the
study suggests an area of further research for youth friendly health services.
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