REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

PREAMBLE

This program is focused on increasing the number of women of reproductive age who are using (or whose partner is using) a contraceptive method at a particular point in time and empower women with correct information and access to quality contraceptive products and services.
Population Services Kenya (PS/Kenya) helps to bridge this gap by distributing quality family planning products at highly subsidised prices, educating communities and distributing education materials, and improving the knowledge, skills, attitude and performance of health care providers in the provision of quality family planning services.

FAMILY PLANNING

Kenya has been recognized for its strides in increasing its modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) and satisfying demand, including receiving an EXCELL award in 2015. With such a high modern CPR of 58% we are faced with a twofold challenge; sustaining use among the high CPR counties and increasing use in low CPR counties. Improvements in health outcomes such as an increase in mCPR do mask vast disparities and inequities in access, service provision and quality of care across the country.

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FOR YOUTH
AND ADOLESCENTS

There are 9.2 million adolescents and young people aged 15 – 24 years in Kenya. This is close to 20% of Kenya’s total population. This is a Key demography whose health status directly affects the socioeconomic status of the country. Even though we would want this age group to contribute positively in the development of the country, they are instead held back due to poor reproductive health status. Sexual debut is early in teenage life, unprotected sexual activity continues as they transition to adulthood. Their rate of contraceptive use is low translating to high unmet need for contraceptives. PS Kenya has identified this as one of the priority target audience in dire need of specifically tailor made interventions which address their unique needs. This is because addressing their Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) needs now would significantly improve the current national SRH indicators and guarantee a healthy future generation.

SAFE MOTHERHOOD

Through this program we advocate for the promotion of skilled and safe deliveries within our social franchise Tunza. The overall objectives of this program include: increasing demand for safe motherhood services within Tunza, increase access to safe motherhood services within Tunza and improving quality of care of private sector health providers within the Tunza Network through training and supervision.

PS Kenya has developed and disseminated information and education communication materials for the 3 audiences: women in the community, the community health worker, the health service provider in the first half of this year for BCC activities. Successful trainings in BeMONC & MPDSR have been carried out for Tunza facility providers to increase their skill in delivering babies safely. The program has also revised its data tools to capture adolescents and youth data.

CERVICAL CANCER

Through this program we advocate for the promotion of skilled and safe deliveries within our social franchise Tunza. The overall objectives of this program include: increasing demand for safe motherhood services within Tunza, increase access to safe motherhood services within Tunza and improving quality of care of private sector health providers within the Tunza Network through training and supervision.

PS Kenya has developed and disseminated information and education communication materials for the 3 audiences: women in the community, the community health worker, the health service provider in the first half of this year for BCC activities. Successful trainings in BeMONC & MPDSR have been carried out for Tunza facility providers to increase their skill in delivering babies safely. The program has also revised its data tools to capture adolescents and youth data.

OUR IMPACT

In 2016, we saw the numbers of adolescent girls and young women accessing contraceptive
services in Tunza clinics increase. A total 0f 59,781 FP methods were issued to adolescent
girls and young women. This accounted to 27% of all FP methods served through the Tunza
franchise. Over 3,800 IUCDs and over 11,200 implants were served to this demography.
Comparing these numbers the proportion of young women opting for long acting methods
were higher compared with the older generation.

161,344

Screened for
cervical cancer

161,344

Screened for
cervical cancer

HEALTH AREAS

WASH

COOK STOVES

Remedies For Colic

MALARIA

CHILD HEALTH