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7 December 2020
Press Release
From left to right: CAS Nadia Adalla, CS Joe Mucheru, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, CS Margaret Kobia and Dr Ademola Olajide

President Kenyatta Commissions Youth-Led National Campaign to Promote Youth Participation and Empowerment.

Nairobi, 7th December, 2020- President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially commissioned the #KenyaNiMimi youth campaign, a nationwide initiative to drive youth dialogue and engagement  in social, economic... Read more

2 November 2020

Using Farming Models to Teach Family Planning in Homa Bay

For Joshua Okundi, resigning from his teaching job in 2014 in order to sensitize his community about the importance of family planning was a no brainer. Okundi runs a community-based organization... Read more

2 November 2020

Use Societal Approach to Address the Menace of Teenage Pregnancies in Kenya Opinion Piece by Dr Ademola Olajide and Dr Githinji Kariuki

Half of adolescent (15-19 years) pregnancies in developing regions are unintended and over half end in, often, unsafe abortion. In Kenya, 900,000 girls aged 10-19 were reported pregnant at health... Read more

26 October 2020

Dissolving Gender Norms through the Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya---The Boda-Boda (motorcycle taxi) sector plays host to millions of young people in the country. While great strides have been made to improve the sector in terms of safety, viability... Read more

20 October 2020

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls in Kibera: Voices from the Feminist Centre

Adolescent girls and young women in the sprawling Kibra slums flock to the ‘The Feministfor Peace, Rights and Justice Centre’ (FPRJC) offices to access contraception and sanitary wear. The Centre has... Read more

17 October 2020

Survivors and their allies: Youth leading the fight against FGM in Kenya’s hotspot counties

ISIOLO/MARSABIT, Kenya - The race to end female genital mutilation (FGM)  is on, in Kenya, following a commitment by President Uhuru Kenyatta to eliminate FGM in the country by the year 2022. Young... Read more

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