Quality Assurance of Final Assessments on Adolescent and Youth Friendly Health Services Provision
Duration: February – April 2018
Description of Project: In 2016, with support from UNFPA and other partners, the Government of Zimbabwe commissioned, through the MoHCC and the National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Coordination Forum, the process of developing national guidelines on the provision of youth friendly clinical SRH services in line with the 2015 WHO Global standards for quality health care services for adolescents. The guidelines have since been rolled out in 364 health facilities in 20 focus districts. The guidelines provide for certification of facilities as adolescent and youth friendly SRH service provision “ready” when the targeted facility attains the minimum threshold as measured by the certification checklist used at baseline.
Tasks: The MDS staff was responsible for developing a quality assurance methodology for the certification of health facilities for Adolescent and Youth Friendly SRH service provision. The methodology included developing an index for acceptance and rejection of certification and developing weights for certification scores. The consultants re-administered the certification checklist in a selected sub-sample of the 364 facilities targeted in the initial roll out.