par Labat, Aline ;Chietchueng Tchuem, Gwladys Nina;NKURUNZIZA, Edouard
Référence European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (13: 20-23/11/2023: Utrecht Netherlands)
Publication Non publié, 2023-11-20
Poster de conférence
Résumé : Burundi has a young population (median age 17) with a high natality rate requiring appropriate policies on sexual and reproductive health (SRH). An intervention, focused on caregivers training to improve SRH care dedicated to youths, was implemented in health centers labeled “Youth friendly health centers”. A cross-sectional study was conducted in five health centers. During a week, all the consultations dedicated to young people (10-24 years old) were observed and the 253 youths consulted were interviewed by questionnaire after their visit. The aim was to analyze the quality of care observed versus perceived by the young.The large majority of youth is satisfied at all levels, while observation shows important weaknesses. 87% of youths are satisfied with the quality of the reception, while only 60% were politely welcomed. Similarly, 88% were satisfied with the clarity of the information received, yet only 16% of the consultations observed allowed young people to ask their questions and receive complete answers. Regarding empowerment, 86% were satisfied with their involvement in the decision-making process, whereas only 8% were informed of the possible options and 7% were supported in their choices by the caregiver. The consultation was considered confidential by 98% of youths, although the door and/or curtains were closed in only 52% of the consultations.Given the poor implementation of the training, its content is questionable. The pedagogy should be reviewed, certainly by involving young people, in order to adapt to their real expectations while remaining efficient (time spent in training, duration of consultations,…).