By

Cheryl Odiero
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until December 10 with this year’s theme being “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls.” The National event was held in Kilifi...
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The 19th edition of the Standard Chartered Marathon took place on October 30, 2022, consisting of both a physical and virtual race with distances varying between the 5KM family fun run, 10KM, 21KM half-marathon, 21KM wheelchair race, 42KM relay, and 42KM full marathon. The organizers hoped to register 25,000 runners for the physical race and...
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The 3rd edition of the Choma Na Ngoma festival took place on November 5, 2022, at the Carnivore Grounds in Langata The event was graced by notable artists from Kenya and attracted over 1000 participants over the age of 18. PS Kenya was well represented by the SHIPs project, which aims to create awareness of their...
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The Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases. It is celebrated on the 15th of October as an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to...
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Born and raised in Ngomeni, Kilifi County, Habiba Kadzo Kiti, a young mother of two, learned about the Binti Biashara project through a Community Health Volunteer who was moving around her village recruiting young mothers to the project. When she was approached by a community health volunteer and was briefed about the project, she informed...
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Evidence on Community-based distributors (CBDs) show that trained Community Health Volunteers can safely, acceptably and effectively provide injectable contraceptive services within their community (New recommendations WHO for task sharing 2017). In Kenya, a demonstration project to assess the effectiveness of using Community Health Volunteers to provide injectable contraceptives was successfully carried out by the Ministry...
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In Kenya, plumbing and masonry have for a long time been associated with the male gender. Many believe that such jobs are usually tedious and require someone with muscles to undertake them, but with more exposure, this notion is gradually being reversed, and we are now seeing women getting trained and taking such jobs. An...
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Kenya has made significant strides in reducing new HIV infections. The recent efforts are geared towards the identification of the positives and linking them to treatment immediately, as well as ensuring those on treatment are achieving viral suppression in line with the UNAIDS call for 95-95-95. The project is leveraging the private sector distribution chain...
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Kenya has made great progress towards increased uptake of family planning (FP). The FP2020 commitment maker in 2012 shows that Kenya has exceeded its 2020 target of 58% modern contraceptive use. Despite these efforts by the Ministry of Health to make it easier for women and families to access their sexual and reproductive health rights...
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