Through His Seed Grant Project, Boris Nwachukwu Trained Peer Educators to Provide Youth-Friendly Access to Contraception – Women Deliver

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Through His Seed Grant Project, Boris Nwachukwu Trained Peer Educators to Provide Youth-Friendly Access to Contraception

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Boris Nwachukwu received a $5,000 seed grant from Women Deliver — made possible by Johnson & Johnson — to implement his “Break the Silence” project, which used multiple awareness-raising methods to increase demand for youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and to increase the University’s budget to provide these specific services. Through his project, Boris and his team trained 30 new peer educators on youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV/AIDS information to their peers. These educators are now working in partnership with the Nigerian Medical Students’ Association, and the project team is setting up five contraceptive stands at strategic locations in the school, manned by peer educators, who will give out sexual and reproductive health and rights, specifically contraceptive advice.

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