Our newest Service Delivery Point in action!
The Organization’s aim in establishing Service Delivery Points, in strategic locations Island-wide is to increase access to quality Sexual and Reproductive Health services. Mobile clinics are then organized by these Centres to take such services closer to the target clientele, being the under-served and hard to reach communities such as estate and apparel factory employees.
This was one of the main purposes behind deciding to commence operations just outside the Seethawaka Export Processing Zone that provides employment to thousands of youth, living far from their hometowns.
The Suwa Seva Centre in Avissawella carried out many outreach activities in the month of July.
An SRH awareness programme for the employees of Hirdaramani Apparels
Factory employees are low income earners, and are dependent on the factory for addressing their needs. These workers do not get an opportunity to access information and facilities especially healthcare making them vulnerable to STI’s and unintended pregnancies. Such awareness programmes provide accurate information and education on sexual and reproductive health, contraceptive methods, prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections and also deals with topics relating to gender equality and gender based violence.
Mobile camps at Jayabodi Temple Ukkwata, at the Divisional Secretariat Office in Avissawella and at the Gem Land Community Hall, Avissawella
Mobile camps are special outreach activities undertaken by the Service Centres to take the services to the people themselves. They are usually held in remote rural regions, in areas of urban poverty, under-served and hard to reach areas.
At the above locations, family planning/contraceptive services, STI screening and cancer screening services, ante and post natal check-ups, and general health check- up services were provided.