About 1.8 billion people in the world are aged 10 to 24 years; they have unique needs and face a threatening reality considering the high vulnerability to a myriad of health issues that must be addressed. Government led efforts are underway in a number of low and middle income countries including Kenya to make health services adolescent/ youth friendly. This study assessed the; availability of youth friendly services and the knowledge, attitude and practices of these services in Nairobi County with a view to support planning for these services Methods: This was a concurrent parallel mixed methods design that employed both quantitative and qualitative study methods. Results: Youth friendly health services were available only in the Comprehensive Care Clinic, majority (62.3%) of the youth were aged 20 – 24 years, 15 – 19 years (29.9 %) and 10 – 14 years (7.8%). Most (88.5%) youths said that the service provider was respectful. At the outpatient clinic youths were coming for the first visit (51.2%) while at the comprehensive care clinic and the maternal child health, they were coming for a repeat visit. Conclusion: Youth friendly services are present at the comprehensive care clinic. The maternal child health clinic and the outpatient clinics lack these services for the youths.
Availability, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of youth friendly health service at Mbagathi and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospitals at Nairobi County – Kenya | Kitui | Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research