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7 June 2021

For women and girls in vulnerable settings, menstrual health remains urgent human rights issue.

In Nairobi’s Mukuru Kwa Reuben informal settlement, young adolescent girls living in low-income households know only too well the challenges involved in managing menstruation. As fourteen year old... Read more

27 May 2021

Kenyan Women living with fistula find hope from free surgery

Mary Munuhi* has travelled 200 kilometers from her home in Meru to the Kenyatta National Hospital located in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. She is here to seek medical help at a free fistula camp... Read more

21 May 2021

“Recovering from fistula gave me my life back”- A Survivor’s story

In 2003, a then 24 year old Lilian Kegode was excited to be expecting her first child. She only had one worry on her mind, she could not afford the Kshs 3,000 ($30) needed to give birth at the local... Read more

12 May 2021

Key takeaways from the Kenya Country Office RBM Seal pause and reflect

In 2019, the Kenya Country Office was among 12 pilot countries that applied and was selected to participate in the roll-out of the results-based management (RBM) Seal, a corporate certification used... Read more

11 May 2021

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

7 May 2021

Kenya needs greater investments in midwifery for life-saving maternity care

On 5th May, the world celebrates the International Day of the Midwife, taking stock of the work done by this valuable cadre of health workers in our maternity units and other service delivery points... Read more

5 May 2021

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

4 May 2021

Midwives in rural Kenya embrace portable ultrasound technology for safer pregnancies

Goretti Adhiambo is a midwife at Sena Health Center located in the small and remote Mfangano Island in HomaBay County. As the midwife in charge, she oversees the care of expectant mothers and... Read more

3 May 2021

Family Planning and Gender Based Violence prevention classes offer lifeline to women in Kibera

At the heart of Kenya’s largest informal settlement, Kibera, more than 30 women congregate in a four roomed house that serves as the headquarters of the  Feminists for Peace, Rights and Justice... Read more

28 April 2021

Safeguarding the menstrual health of adolescent girls affected by the rising waters of Kenya’s rift valley lakes.

In 2020 more than 1,000 homesteads located around Lakes Baringo and Bogoria in Baringo County were affected by flooding caused by high water levels. This resulted in the  displacement of families, as... Read more