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E-referral Mobile Application:

we nominate like minded youth (champions )who in case the fellow wants Clinical SRHS they refer him/her to our clinic and he/she gets free

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The app works on android devices (mobile, tablets) with two main operators thus the administrator (clinic/hospital) and the champions. The administrators are the clinics that our clinics (Kampala,Mbarara and Gulu). The different clinics sign up on the system so as to have the different privileges when using the system. The champions are what you would refer to as ambassadors of the project from different higher institutions of learning and Slums of Uganda. They underwent training about the different topics of sexual reproductive health and rights, STDs, post abortion care, contraceptives, sexual orientation, Cancer among other topics and I’m glad to say I’m one of them. Furthermore the role of the champion is to bring these sexual health services to the youths in a given institution for example bringing contraceptives such as condoms to students’ halls of residence, help students and youth in slums  organize appointments with the medical personnel in a given clinic, utilize social media to teach about sexual health among other duties

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Photo of Anne-Laure Fayard

Thank you Agaba Peter for sharing. It sounds like a very interesting idea. Could share more about the context: What is your organization? (Where are you located?) How do young people come to you and what are the criteria for nominating them? Does the mobile application required a smart phone?
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The app works on android devices (mobile, tablets) with two main operators thus the administrator (clinic/hospital) and the champions. The administrators are the clinics that our clinics (Kampala,Mbarara and Gulu). The different clinics sign up on the system so as to have the different privileges when using the system. The champions are what you would refer to as ambassadors of the project from different higher institutions of learning and Slums of Uganda. They underwent training about the different topics of sexual reproductive health and rights, STDs, post abortion care, contraceptives, sexual orientation, Cancer among other topics and I’m glad to say I’m one of them. Furthermore the role of the champion is to bring these sexual health services to the youths in a given institution for example bringing contraceptives such as condoms to students’ halls of residence, help students and youth in slums organize appointments with the medical personnel in a given clinic, utilize social media to teach about sexual health among other duties

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It has been realised in our previous experience that several youth who come to our clinic willingly accept to be champions ,but still the stake holders like the local council leaders we usually meet these young people in their respective holes that's door to door and in villages meetings and preach to the the use and the need to be part of this as champions