Frontline actors initiative (FAI)
Contact Trust Youth Association (CTYA) Zambia
Contact Trust Youth Association (CTYA)’s innovation increases knowledge and awareness of safe abortion services among 1500 adolescent girls and young women in 10 schools in rural Zambia. CTYA trains teachers to provide safe abortion information and to support pregnant students who choose to access safe abortion and counseling services by linking these students to CTYA’s helpline and to service providers. Additionally, CTYA trains pharmacists and health care providers to deliver adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. The ultimate goal is for wide scale integration of safe abortion teacher training into the Ministry of Education’s Comprehensive Sexuality Education curriculum.