Fundación para la Salud del Adolescente (FUSA)
FUSA uses a groundbreaking, comprehensive health care model focused on sexual and reproductive services, with a particular emphasis on young people. Its broad range of services includes gynecological care, nutritional visits, HIV and STI testing, contraceptive distribution, sexual violence detection, counseling options for unwanted pregnancy, and risk and harm reduction treatment for unsafe abortions. FUSA provided more than 184,000 services in 2013, reaching low-income and vulnerable populations in Argentina.
FUSA is recognized as a leading institution throughout the country and region for its work with adolescents. Its advocacy activities have contributed to the creation of new resolutions and agreements from the Ministry of Health, such as reducing the recommended age to conduct Pap tests from 34 to 25. The Buenos Aires city government has recognized FUSA for having best practices in responding to community health demands, and in 2010, FUSA received the Pan-American Health Organization Award for Gender Equity.