Many SRHR services are unappealing or unfriendly to adolescents and young people…(UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2013)

The lack of accurate information and limited access to adolescent-friendly health services are major contributory factors to the poor reproductive health status of young people in Nigeria.” (Daily Trust, August 16, 2009)

This is why YEDI, with the support of UNFPA, was engaged by the Lagos State Government Ministry of Health to implement the provision of Youth Friendly Services at the HELLO LAGOS sites.

Young people at Akere, Ajeromi can now access a Youth-Friendly Centre in their neighbourhood. These pictures were taken at a stakeholders’ meeting earlier today at Akere Primary Healthcare Centre, Akere, Ajeromi.
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BACKGROUND:
The Hello Lagos project came into existence in 2002 with a mission to bridge the gap by providing a “safe, accessible and confidential centre for young people” in Lagos State for health and personal development, sexual and reproductive health, after-school coaching, and other relevant youth-friendly services. The Hello Lagos Project is the Adolescent/Youth Sexual Reproductive Health unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Health. It’s supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
In October 2015, YEDI was engaged to manage the HELLO LAGOS sites namely: Agege, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (Ikeja), OkoAwo, and Ogudu, and now, Akere. More YFCs on the way!

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