Ndola Prata, Director of the Bixby Center and Co-Director of I4Y (Innovations for Youth), is partnering with the Rwandan Ministry of Health and Rwandan Biomedical Center to advance options to target youth access to reproductive health services.
Dr. Prata is currently collaborating with the Rwandan Biomedical Center in two districts, Huye and Musanze, to integrate family planning into primary health services for all women. Women coming to a health facility for any reason are offered family planning services and receive other reproductive health services i
Examples of of entry service points at a health facility are maternity, ANC, HIV, etc. Next steps are to provide the same critical services to youth, by linking facility-based youth corners to youth centers. These changes to policy present significant advances for woman and youth in the country and serve as a model for the region.