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31 October 2022
The counties of Nyeri, Kisumu, Isiolo, and Machakos have been piloting the UHC programme

Integrating sexual and reproductive health services within Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Kenya

In 2018, the government of Kenya introduced Universal Health Coverage in four pilot counties with the goal of improving access to priority healthcare... Read more

31 October 2022
2,000 solar lanterns will be distributed to women, girls, and adolescent boys in Samburu and West Pokot counties.

Solar lanterns power a brighter future free from FGM and Child Marriage

UNFPA has partnered with Japanese company Panasonic Corporation to distribute more than 2,000 solar lanterns to women, girls, and adolescent boys in... Read more

28 October 2022
Globally, 12 million girls get married every year before they reach age 18

A daring escape on her wedding day: Running away from child marriage in Samburu County

Born the youngest of nine children, Nairesa * was a happy seven-year-old who loved going to school and playing with her friends on the weekends. Her... Read more

19 October 2022
The pilot programme aims to provide young women with practical skills in the fashion industry.

Prada Group & UNFPA Create First-of-Its-Kind Fashion Training Programme in Kenya and Ghana

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, and Prada Group, are bringing together the Prada Group’s leading role in the fashion... Read more

13 October 2022
MOU Signing Between UNFPA and Standard Group PLC.

UNFPA, Standard Group PLC sign MOU to promote sexual and reproductive health, youth, and population matters.

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, and the Standard Media Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote sexual and reproductive... Read more

11 October 2022
Sifa, 19, from Quissanga in Mozambique.

Disturbing rise in teenage pregnancy, child marriage, gender-based violence  and HIV infection in adolescent girls in East and Southern Africa ​​– we need to act collectively and with urgency

Girls’ sheer resilience in the face of adversity is cause for celebration this International Day of The Girl Child. While East and Southern Africa... Read more

28 September 2022
Newly elected women governors at a meeting with UN in Kenya representatives and development partners.

Celebrating progress in women’s leadership in the recently concluded Kenyan General Elections

Kenya’s general elections held on 9th August 2022 resulted in a record seven women being elected into gubernatorial positions, signaling a... Read more

27 September 2022
Kenya marked World Contraception Day 2022 with concerted efforts to address myths and misconceptions around family planning.

World Contraception Day: Tackling myths and misconceptions that hinder uptake of family planning

32-year-old mother of six Halima Salim Mtambwe’s life changed for the better when a midwife at the Msambweni sub-county hospital in Kwale county... Read more

20 September 2022
Community mobiliser Joyce Katheu helps a girl enroll on the Tiko platform in Mathare Informal Settlement, Nairobi. Photo: © Trig

Reaching teenage girls in low-income settings with sexual and reproductive health & HIV services backed by outcome-based funding

With her mobile phone in hand, 24-year-old community health volunteer Phylis Mwangi sets out every morning, visiting neighboring homes in Mabatini,... Read more

8 September 2022
More girls are taking up sports and raising awareness on the need for gender inclusion

Revived school sports clubs create safe havens for tackling gender-based violence for Kakuma and Kalobeyei’s young refugee population

Creating safe and protective spaces where adolescent girls and boys feel supported and aided to make healthy choices takes effort. In Kakuma refugee... Read more