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10 March 2017
Gender equality is a human right

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health — the key to gender equality

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

15 February 2017
Honorary Ambassador Ms. Gina Din greets a mother and her baby at the Uhiri Health facility during her visit

Ms. Gina Din, UNFPA Honorary Ambassador visits Migori County

“Access to health for women, girls, children and every citizen of our county Kenya should be a concern for all of us. We all have a part to play, and... Read more

16 January 2017
Purity Bahati (left) and Naomi Kitsao (right) teen mothers in Kilifii County. Data from past studies show that about 13,000 girls drop out of school each year in Kenya due to pregnancy. Photo By UNFPA Kenya / Doulgas Waudo.

Teen Mums of Kilifi

There is absolutely no place for Teenage Pregnancy and Child Marriage in a world where empowered girls lead the way into a better future!

1 January 2017

The Transformative Force of Population Ageing

Population ageing – one of the most significant trends of the 21 st century – represents both a cause for celebration and a challenge. To ensure that everyone’s well-being is enhanced through this... Read more

2 December 2016

Midwifery - Critical for us all

WHEN Elenora Bukateci graduated with a nursing certificate in 1985 from what was then the Central Nursing School, the thought of operating midwifery clinics in an adopted country would have probably... Read more

13 October 2016
Aisha Tiro Bahero almost lost her life as a result of pregnancy related complications. Photo by UNFPA / Douglas Waudo.

Access to Maternal and Child Health Services Central to Saving Women’s Lives

In this age and time, no woman should die while giving birth.

15 September 2016
The official launch of the Midwives Association of Kenya officiated by Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary in Eldoret, Kenya. Photo by UNFPA KENYA

UNFPA supports the launch of the Midwives Association of Kenya

The historic event marks the establishment of a midwifery-focused association that will champion the interests of midwives in Kenya.

6 September 2016
Participants at the fistula camp visits the Beyond Zero mobile clinic

Beating fistula trauma in Kilifi County

In April UNFPA supported a fistula training camp in Kilifi County organized by the Freedom from Fistula Foundation

28 August 2016
Press Release

African leaders, partners commit to actions to empower youth, women to transform Africa

NAIROBI, 28 August 2016. African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in... Read more

26 August 2016

Chatterjee Appointed to Lead UN in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya 26 August 2016 - Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, has been appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya where he will lead and... Read more