Globally, there are a variety of reasons individuals encounter barriers in accessing critical sexual and reproductive health services. Some face significant geographic barriers or time constraints; they may live in remote areas or may have difficulty leaving work during hours when clinics are open. Others may face challenges finding safe or affordable transportation. Some, such as young people or ethnic minorities, may not seek care due to biases or discrimination they may experience when they seek health services, fearing a lack of confidentiality or poor treatment if they seek care at a clinic in their home community. Access to communication technologies -- especially mobile phones -- is rapidly expanding worldwide, making digital health services an increasingly viable opportunity to reach those who need health information, counseling, and commodities.
What We Do:
Train health hotline workers on sexual and reproductive health messaging and youth-friendly services in Malawi.
Implement a virtual support group for adolescent mothers in the Dominican Republic to improve health and wellbeing for the mothers and their children.