UNFPA happy with SRHR programmes

United Nations Population Fund Country Representative, Gift Malunga, says the implementation of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programmes has improved outcomes as people are aware of their rights and able to report cases of abuse.

Ms. Malunga notes that the Sexual Productive Health and Rights services   being implemented in Kabwe, Kapiri Mposhi, Mongu, and Senanga have helped community members to appreciate sexual reproductive health issues.

She has urged members involved in implementing the programme in the four districts to double their efforts in the delivery of sexual reproductive health services to the adolescents to reduce maternal sexuality, sexual gender abuse, and early pregnancies.

She has also called for the strengthening of health systems and community engagements so that there is continuity in the provision of the sexual reproductive health services to the adolescents.

Ministry of Health Assistant Director for Adolescent Health, Matilda Simpungwe, said she   is pleased with the successes recorded in the four districts.

She said positive lessons can be used in other district to improve the sexual reproductive services on the teenagers.