Current activities can be grouped into three components.
First, NTIHC provides a comprehensive package of ASRH services as directed by the MoH Adolescent Health Policy Guidelines and Service Standards (2011). These services include: HIV counselling and testing; STI/STD diagnosis, treatment and management; maternal health services i.e. (ANC, post-natal care, PAC, pregnancy testing); SGBV and related services; condom education and distribution, other medical services relating to ASRH. These are supported with various behaviour change communication (BCC) interventions. These services are provided either at NTIHC’s facility at the Kiswa Health Centre or by NTIHC staff and volunteers during outreach services in surrounding catchment areas. Currently, all services are provided free of charge.
Second, NTIHC has been working to help establish and strengthen youth friendly services in various public health facilities in other parts of the country. This support stretched to 53 public health facilities across 21 districts. This is achieved through partnerships with the Swedish Embassy, Uganda Red Cross Society and UNFPA, Community Health Alliance Uganda and Segal Family Foundation. Packages of support vary, but overall NTIHC has provided trainings, mentorships, coaching and periodic support supervision, as well as providing infrastructure, tools, ASRH guidelines and enforcing policies and service standards.
Third, there is NTIHC’s policy, advocacy and capacity development work. NTIHC expertise is shared to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health rights through various channels with government and civil society. These include Technical Working Groups (on Adolescent Health, Maternal Health and BCC), opportunities for practitioners to benefit from ‘experiential learning’ at Kiswa (practicums and internships), and various trainings focused on Adolescent Health policy and guidelines and youth friendly services.