Oman – Al Rai
The Higher Population Council, in cooperation with the King Hussein Foundation and the Institute for Family Health Care, and with the support of the Dutch Embassy, held today, Monday, a training workshop on national standards for youth-friendly reproductive and sexual health services, with the participation of members of health and social cadres in the centers of the Institute for Family Health Care in the areas of (Sweileh, Zarqa, Karak and Ajloun).
The three-day workshop aims to familiarize health and social workers in the centers of the Institute for Family Health Care with the national standards to provide youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, taking into account the sensitivity of local culture and religious values, and to develop the mechanisms necessary to implement standards within the centers in (Sweileh, Zarqa, Karak). and Ajloun).
The Secretary-General of the Higher Population Council, Dr. Abla Amawi, indicated that the document of national standards for sexual and reproductive health services provides a frame of reference for various partners in Jordan, through which institutional plans can be developed, harmonized or included the necessary interventions to achieve a supportive environment for young men and women, and comprehensive access to reproductive health information and services and integrated citizenship to contribute to the well-being of Jordanian youth.
The Director of Programs at the Higher Population Council, Dr. Sawsan Al-Da`jah, explained that the training workshop includes several topics that started from what are youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health information and services, explaining the current status of these services, and the purpose of developing a document of national standards for youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, and who are the beneficiaries of These standards, principles of service delivery.
The national standards are classified within eight criteria distributed among themes: empowering young people healthily and advertising sexual and reproductive health services, enhancing youth support through community support, providing an appropriate sexual and reproductive health services and information package, efficiency of service providers, specifications and characteristics of the service delivery site, fairness Justice and non-discrimination, quality and improvement of data and information, and youth participation.
It is expected that the workshop will result in setting future steps to provide an appropriate package of sexual and reproductive health services and information within the umbrella of the Family Health Care Institute centers.