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16 October 2020

Covid-19 and the Elderly: The Story of 72-Year-Old Granny on Rusinga Island

The sudden emergence of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has left Kenya’s elderly population vulnerable, lonely and disconnected. At seventy-two years old, Dorice Oguta, 72 is among thousands... Read more

15 October 2020

Sustaining Access to Maternity Services in Nairobi City County During Covid-19

The Pumwani Maternity Hospital is the biggest and specialized health facility dedicated to maternity and new born care in Kenya, handling an average of 120 deliveries per day. Normal and caesarian... Read more

14 October 2020

A Disability-Inclusive Response to Covid-19 in Kisumu and Kakamega Counties

Like every emergency does, the Covid-19 Pandemic has had a disproportionate and larger negative impact on vulnerable communities. The pandemic has affected people of all categories, but persons with... Read more

26 September 2020

World Contraception Day 2020: Marching towards sustainable domestic financing of Family Planning in Kenya

Kenya’s World Contraception Day (WCD) was commemorated on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at a function graced by the Chief Administrative Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi,... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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