Youth2Youth Cameroon Innitaites Mobile App To Offer Sexual, Reproductive Health Education To Youths

Dr. Jacqueline N. Fonkwo Aiding Youths On How To Navigate The NANG App

By Raymond Dingana

Youth 2 Youth Cameroon, a Youth Centered non governmental organization working in the North West Region of Cameroon has set in motion a digital application known as NANG to promote sex education and reproductive health among young persons in Bamenda and the North West Region as a whole.

The aime of NANG is to render services like sexual and reproductive health education, free online chat with a medical doctor and geolocation services to locate a health facility near you.

The mobile application which has been potrayed as the "game-changing solution for young people's sexual and reproductive health in Cameroon" was launched in Bamenda Saturday August 6,2022 during an event profoundly graced with the present of young people from different class.

As pointed out by the main lead of Youth 2 Youth Cameroon, Dr. Jacqueline N. Fonkwo, one of the reason behind the project baptised NANG: the telehealth solution to youth's sexual and reproductive health crisis in Cameroon was because they saw how devastating the health of young persons in the region has been affected by the ongoing crisis. This was after numerous intercourse with the youths.

Dr. Fonkwo Addressing The Youth During The Launch Of NANG

She also mentioned that the app will allow youths to gain from improved health services at the soothe of their phones,
"NANG is a mobile health application that will hereafter enable youths to have access to comprehensive sex education from the calm of their mobile phones. We are going to have information that is youth friendly, accurate for their health, culturally sensitive, the opportunity to interact with healthcare providers through video and audio calls, text messages free of charge, " she explained.

In addition, Dr. Fonkwo signalized that :
" We recognized the usage of digital space as one of the best ways to reach out to a vast number of youths in a very cost effective way and youth friendly manner while reaching out to thousands of them. Through NANG mobile app, they will also have easy access to pharmacies or health facilities based on where they live."
Young persons in isolated areas where access to mobile phones is a near impossibility, where electricity and internet services are are nothing to write home about would not be left out,
"Those who would be able to access NANG will serve as ambassadors by sharing the informations from the app with their peers. NANG mobile application will be available on Play store by 12 of August which will be International Youth Day and by the end of August, it will be available on App Store," Dr. Fonkwo intimated.

Family Picture Taken At The Launching Ceremony Of NANG

Youth 2 Youth which has been operating for more than two years now advocating for Adolescent and Youth Health Care in Cameroon with special focus on the youths living in the North West Region of Cameroon.

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