- Leadership and Governance
- Integrated Service Delivery
- Human Resources Development
- Program Financing and Partnerships
- Monitoring and Evaluation (Routine tracking, MIS, Research Promotion)
- Community Participation and Ownership
Leadership & Governance
Good governance is key to ensuring the success and sustainability of the AYFHP. Standards, incentives, information and accountabilities are key components of good health system governance that assure sound provider performance and ultimately, improved health outcomes.
Identifying and meeting the needs and expectations of adolescents and young people in the communities where they live is an important feature in any successful youth friendly initiative. Service delivery is designed in such a way that it meets the needs and aspirations of the intended beneficiaries. Youth involvement and participation is considered crucial for the success of the initiative.
Human Resources Development
Appropriate human, material and financial resources as well as robust managerial system and related interventions in the areas of advocacy and demand creation are important to successful AYFHS programming.
Programme Financing and Partnerships
Globally, there are many approaches to health care financing. Regardless of the approach, the overarching focus of health system financing even in Ondo State is achievement of universal health coverage using the following strategies:
- Raising funds for health
- Reducing financial barriers to access through prepayment and subsequent pooling of funds in preference to direct out-of-pocket payments; and
- Allocating or using funds in a way that promotes efficiency and equity.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Available health systems management tools shall be modified to ensure they can capture the socio-demographic information and issues of young people appropriately. The programme will centrally develop additional complimentary tools where there is need for such to ensure that appropriate indicators can be generated for the AYFHS.
Community Participation and Ownership
Specific activities will be determined locally to ensure youth appeal, local relevance as well as cultural sensitivity to the programme environment. Demand creation will aim at improving young people’s knowledge of, and motivation to use AYFHS, with the goal of engendering appropriate health seeking behaviour to improve their overall health and well-being.