Youth Action Movement -established in 2005 the Youth Action Movement (YAM) is a structure in FPAM and across the IPPF federation. The aim of this structure in the member association is to ensure meaningful youth participation in the programming of SRHR interventions moving away from youths as receivers of interventions to innovators and implementers of interventions which matter to them.YAM Malawi exists in 9 districts of Lilongwe, Dowa, Neno, Dedza, Ntcheu, Mangochi, Machinga, Kasungu, Mzuzu, Zomba and Mchinji and in tertiary institutions namely: Chancellor College, Mzuzu University , Mzuzu Technical and Domasi colleges.
Advocacy-Outcome number four of FPAM strategic plan is on advocacy. Advocacy is being implemented in almost all projects of FPAM as the organization focuses on youth access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
The SRHR program that FPAM implements is supported largely by core grant which is unrestricted funds due to FPAMs affiliation to International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) as well as restricted funds from donors such as DFID, GIZ, GAC, Global Fund and Rudgers partners. FPAM operates in 14 administrative districts of Balaka, Dedza, Dowa, Karonga Kasungu, Lilongwe, Mangochi, Machinga, Mchinji, Mzuzu, Neno, Nkhatabay Ntcheu and salima. FPMa also responds to emergency situations covering the SRHR aspect and sanitation. Assisting the Youth During Cyclone Idai
FPAM works closely with the district health offices to plan and implement its services especially outreaches where the teams assemble at a site within the public facility’s catchment area where the outreach clinic will be taking place. Through provision of Comprehensive SRHR and medical services to all including the underserved FPAM complements government efforts in the reduction of maternal deaths, teenage pregnancies, school dropout, early marriage, GBV, infant deaths, HIV prevalence rate and promoting YFHS. It works with well-trained, quality, efficient and effective staff and volunteers (Community Based Distribution Agents, Peer Educators, Peer Navigators and Outreach worker) to provide client centered care. Young people (10-24 years) and people living with HIV and AIDS participates in service programming. FPAM ensures gender equality and eliminates discrimination that adversely affects sexual and reproductive health outcomes. To promote access to quality and comprehensive integrated SRHR and Medical services FPAM operates in 8 multipurpose clinics branded Youth Life Centers Where comprehensive SRHR services as well as general medical services are provided including provision of ART.
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