Adolescent-friendly healthcare: a series of trainings for family doctors in Lviv and Poltava oblasts
On June 25, 2018 the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, with the support of the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health (UFPH), Health Right International, and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), launched a series of trainings for family doctors within the framework of the project "Promoting the integration of adolescent-oriented services within the primary care system in line with the current healthcare reform in Ukraine".
The training participants will learn to communicate more effectively with adolescents and will be equipped with skills to identify adolescents' needs related to reproductive, mental health, nutrition, risk behavior and HIV prevention. The aim of these activities is to help healthcare professionals learn to look for particular indicators of different health problems during examination, depending on the situation of the individual child.
During the two-month period (June and July 2018), five trainings for family doctors will be held in two regions – in Lviv and Poltava oblasts. About 300 family doctors and pediatricians registered for these trainings. All participants will acquire useful knowledge and skills for implementing the youth-friendly approach in their medical practices.
These trainings are part of the implementation of a systematic approach to adolescent health.