Major Focus Areas
FGAE’s programmatic thematic areas include:
Empowering Adolescents and Young People to effectively address their SRH rights.
Improving Access to SRH services among underserved rural and urban poor communities.
HIV/AIDS prevention and promotion of the lives of PLHIV through community home based care and community capacity building endeavors.
Safe motherhood and Safe Abortion services.
RH Promotion for the elimination of gender based violence and SRH rights of the underserved and the marginalized through integrated, mutually reinforcing educational and service delivery approaches.
FGAE’s Role and Strategies are aligned with the HSDP –IV (Health Sector Development Program).
Building the capacity of HEWs on comprehensive maternal and child health care including ANC, PNC, and delivery and HIV prevention.
Building the capacity of Health Extension Program implementation.
Supporting Woredas and Kebeles to use state-of-the-art technology to provide information on FP/RH to communities.
Back up services on outreach bases mainly on,
- Long term contraceptives (IUCD & Implants),
- Permanent contraceptives through referral linkages,
- Full ANC, Skilled Safe delivery & PNC including PMTCT,
- Voluntary HIV counseling and testing, Couple HCT.
- Joint community mobilization,
- Youth dialogue,
- Community conversation.
- Strengthening partnership and networking with GOs, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs and all community level agents actively engaged in RH/FP issues and services,
- Introducing continuous quality assurances through applied researches and Monitoring and Evaluation at all levels,
- Strengthening effective Management Information Systems (MIS) and CMIS,
- Disseminating research findings and innovative best practices.
Services Integration Model
Providing Integrated FP/MCH/HIV/AIDS services:
Integrating FP, MCH and HIV services provisions typically means offering women a broad set of family planning and maternal and child health services during the same appointment, at the same service delivery site, and from the same provider. WHO focuses on integrated health services as a way for people to “get the care they need, when they need. In ways that are user-friendly, achieve the desired results, and provide value for money.” By obtaining FP & MCH services together, women are able to use their time efficiently and productively.
1. Saving lives, money and time by:
- Lengthening the interval between pregnancies: If all women (especially new mothers) receive FP counseling and services in course of MCH care, many of the 62 million unplanned or mistimed pregnancies that occur each year could be avoided.
- Reducing the number of high risk pregnancies: One rigorous study based on over 1 million births, found that if all women waited 36 months after live birth, before becoming pregnant again, the death of an estimated 1.8 million children under 5 years of age would be prevented annually.
- Ensuring health services are offered in an efficient and cost-effective way: Numerous costing studies demonstrate that a single, multipurpose FP/MCH visit can save the health system money by suing common space, reducing staff costs, and lowering overhead. Broadening skills of personnel helps ease the shortage of health workers.
- Improving women’s lives and satisfaction with services: When women obtain different types of care in one visit, they reduce the travel time and expense of multiple visits and have more time to be productive.
2. Maximizing opportunities:
If FP is offered together with immunizations and other child health care visits, women can make better choices about when or if to have another child. Integration service provision helps ensure that women’s varying needs and preferences are met and that they receive information and services at each and every point of contact with the health system.
Major SRH Services Provided in FGAE Service Delivery Outlets
FGAE provides a broad range of Sexual and Reproductive Health services including:
MCNH (ANC, Skill delivery, PNC, Immunization, Infant care),
Safe abortion & CAC,
Medico-legal services for rape survivors,
Pregnancy and other lab tests,
VCT, PICT & PMTCT,
HCBC & Palliative care,
Early detection of cervical cancer,
TOT and basic training for Health professionals,
Different RH & Youth skill development programs.