Youth ACCESS: The Universal Access to Reproductive Health (Y-ACCESS) Project is a three years capacity strengthening and reproductive health improvement intervention focusing on adolescents and young people (aged 10 – 24 years) in four northern states (BENUE, JIGAWA, KATSINA and NIGER) of Nigeria. The project is funded by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DfID) under the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF). The managing agent for the project is the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in partnership with Education as a Vaccine (EVA) and Society for Women Development and Empowerment of Nigeria (SWODEN). Under the partnership arrangement, EVA would be responsible for implementing project activities in Benue and Niger states while SWODEN would be responsible for implementing the project activities in Jigawa and Katsina states.
The goal of the project is to contribute to the reduction of the impact of poverty and improve the reproductive health status of adolescents and young people in the project states.