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17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

10 September 2020
News

Stemming the Surge in Taita Taveta

The COVID19 restriction measures urging people to stay at home and closing schools has been used by cutters to carry out the retrogressive practice of FGM in homes. During the first week of July, the... Read more

5 August 2020
News

A COVID-19 Free Region should also be FGM free : Dr. Ademola Olajide and Mubarak Mabuya

The current global Covid 19 pandemic has severely affected countries in every part of the globe. The Af- rican region has not been spared the resultant chal- lenges in the economy, public health and... Read more

5 August 2020
News

Leaky Tins: Addressing Covid-9 and Female Genital Mutilation

Since the first case of COVID 19 was reported in March 2020, the Government of Kenya spelt out measures including social distancing, high level of personal hygiene by individuals (washing hands... Read more

4 August 2020
News

Perpetrators of female genital mutilation turn to infants in Taita Taveta

It is Monday afternoon and the residents of Mata village in Taita Taveta County have gathered under a shade to avoid the scorching sun. Also, in attendance are county and national government... Read more

31 July 2020
News

Dignity through Difficulty: Voice of an African Girl Child

“I am Lillian Noeli Koskei, a young woman born in Barpello, East Pokot, Kenya. My tough upbringing was hugely influenced by the rich Pokot nomadic culture – typical rural and traditional tribe. “At... Read more

29 July 2020
News

Op-Ed: Menstrual health needs don’t stop during pandemics

Despite being an important issue concerning women and girls, Menstrual Health Management (MHM) is often overlooked within the framework of national development strategies and more so in pandemic... Read more

25 July 2020
News

A mobile app that promises to improve reporting of family planning commodities in Kenya

Workers in health centres tasked with the reporting of the status of Family Planning commodities heaved a sigh of relief following the introduction of a mobile app known as QualiPharm. The mobile app... Read more

25 July 2020
News

Op-Ed: COVID-19 Pandemic: Redefining the health system in Africa

The COVID -19 pandemic has drastically challenged and strained health systems worldwide. All components of the health delivery architecture - from human resources to physical infrastructure - have... Read more

24 July 2020
News

A ray of hope in Baringo crisis: flood survivors get UNFPA Dignity Kits

Rain is usually a harbinger of good tidings and its coming is met with jubilation. People usually prepare their lands for the beginning of the planting season. This was not the case for 12-year-old... Read more

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