Adolescents and youth in Dandora can now access youth friendly and responsive services at the Dandora Youth Friendly Center a clinic set up by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Dandora II Health Center.
This clinic seeks to prevent and address the consequences of violence and improve access to sexual and reproductive health services for young people between 10 and 24 years in Dandora area, Nairobi Eastlands. The activities have been designed together with the Dandora youth, key stakeholders in the community, and the Ministry of Health (MoH), and is run with the active participation of the youth.
In January 2021, MSF started providing medical services at the Youth Friendly Center consisting of care for sexual and gender-based violence victims, sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) including, HIV prevention, counseling and testing with linkage to care, antenatal care, family planning, sexually transmitted infections treatment, psychosocial counselling and referrals. The services also include a social component through mentorship and educative services on life
and social skills, health education and outreach activities. MSF also collaborates with several other actors for follow-up of adolescents in vulnerable situations, for example for education. By Milo George