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UNFPA Kenya Annual Report 2021

UNFPA KENYA ANNUAL REPORT 2021

Annual Report

While significant progress has been made in health policy and service delivery infrastructure in Kenya, disparities in maternal and neonatal health indicators such as access to skilled attendance during childbirth, continue to be a challenge. Nearly 90% of maternal deaths are attributed to inadequate quality of care. UNFPA has deployed several mitigating measures throughout 2021, including support to the Ministry of Health in developing the first Nursing and Midwifery Policy that will establish an enabling environment for the nursing and midwifery health workforce. Additionally, UNFPA supported the training of health workers in Isiolo, Kilifi, and Kitui counties on quality of care during pregnancy and delivery.

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Seeing the Unseen

State of World Population Report

Half. That’s the share of all pregnancies that are unintended. What does this say about our values, our priorities – our future? Nothing is more fundamental to bodily autonomy than the ability to decide whether or not to become pregnant. Yet for too many, the most life-altering reproductive choice is no choice at all. Women are more likely to experience an unintended pregnancy when they have fewer choices and less power.

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UNFPA Kenya Quarterly Magazine Jan-March 2022

Newsletter

The year 2022 has started on an earnest note for the Country Office as we celebrate crucial gains such as the establishment of the first-ever specialized sexual and gender-based violence court in Shanzu, Mombasa County, and commitments made at the Global Disability Summit to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for women with disabilities. Our work continues to be informed by lessons learned during the 9th Country Programme, as we prepare to embark on the 10th Country Programme (2022-2026) whose focus will be on accelerating the achievement of the three transformative results in Kenya.

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Asili Newsletter Jan-March 2022

Newsletter

UNFPA has partnered with key stakeholders under the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation to deliver on this commitment through strategic outreach at the community level, engagement of men and boys, and enhanced access to quality services for FGM prevention, response, and care. Despite the important achievements realized, the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing drought that has affected several FGM hotspot counties have presented new challenges that call for greater investments in response to the needs of women and girls who suffer the consequences of FGM. Strengthening FGM data and research capacity to provide new knowledge and evidence on FGM will also be a key driver of progress as we move towards an FGM-free world.

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Asili Newsletter Quarter 2 April - June 2021

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The Generation Equality Forum held in Paris from 30th June - 2nd July concluded with the announcement of significant commitments to accelerate gender equality by 2026. At the forum, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta outlined Kenya’s commitment framework on ending all forms of GBV and FGM by 2026.

The continued leadership of His Excellency’s government in ensuring the full enjoyment of all human rights by women and girls serves as a guiding light for civil society, international organizations, and the private sector towards addressing issues impacting women’s lives and livelihoods across the country. Ensuring the full enjoyment of zero FGM requires zero tolerance for gender-based violence and all other harmful practices, as well as the gender inequalities that place women at a disadvantage both socially and economically.

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UNFPA Kenya Quarterly Magazine - April - June 2021

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Ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health services even while health systems grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic requires strong partnerships across sectors and organizations. Strengthening development and poverty eradication demands a focus on sexual and reproductive health and women empowerment, while reaching those who are most in need.

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The State of the World's Midwifery 2021

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The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 builds on previous reports in the SoWMy series and represents an unprecedented effort to document the whole world’s Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health workforce, with a focus on midwives. It calls for urgent investment in midwives to enable them to fulfil their potential.

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Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, Midwives Save Lives

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The aim of these personal stories from midwives and the findings in this report are to stimulate policy discussions and enable evidence-based decision-making at national and subnational levels, and to help countries meet their commitments towards the reduction of preventable maternal death.

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Asili Magazine Quarter 1 2021

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As we mark one year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Kenya, we are also heralding the arrival of the vaccine, a ray of light amidst the darkness that the pandemic cast on women and girls across the country. It is estimated that two million additional cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are likely to occur over the next decade globally, due to COVID-19. Even before the pandemic disrupted women and girls protection and empowerment programmes everywhere, Kenya’s target of ending FGM by 2022 was already an ambitious commitment, way ahead of the global goal of 2030. However the year has started with several wins that demonstrate the value of unity in action, funding, and advocacy to end this human rights violation. We must therefore not relent in our march towards being the first country to achieve zero FGM during this global decade of action.

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UNFPA KCO Annual Report 2020

Annual Report

The year 2020 began on a high note for us, bolstered by the hope and promise of the commitments made at the ICPD25 Nairobi Summit in November 2019. The Seventeen Commitments made by Kenya crystallized our focus towards achieving transformative results for women and girls, and other vulnerable constituents of the Kenyan population, as we embarked on collaboration and synergy with the national and county governments, and other partners to ensure their full implementation. 2020 was also the year that ushered in the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. 

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