Market days are known for attracting a big population of people who either come to sell their merchandise or as buyers. So it was in Kisalizi market in Bulima SSub-countyMasindi district and Public Health Ambassadors Uganda used this chance to provide the market dwellers with different SRHR services.
A big number of young people hid to the call from the announcer on the mobile drive and thronged the YoSpace tent to receive mostly free HIV counselling and testing and the ladies were referred to a private room for cervical cancer screening and long-term family planning services IUD and implant.
A YoSpace peer educator talks to young mothers in Kasalizi Market. This was one of the ways to convince them to come for family planning access services in the tent set up in the outskirts of the market.
The YoSpace peer educators mobilized more people by visiting them at their market stalls and referring them to the tents where the services were being provided by nurses and midwives from Profam clinics and Masindi General Hospital. Over 200 market vendors and dwellers received free SRH services.
Places like markets are good pool factors for young people, especially in a rural setting. On that note, YoSpace always targets such places and bring services near to the young people by doing outreaches there.