More domestic investment needed for reproductive health services in Kenya to beat dwindling external funding

Kenya: More domestic investment needed for reproductive health services to beat dwindling external funding

Collins Baswony Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health

By Evelyn Samba Recently, it was reported that in Nakuru county, four out of ten women could not access contraceptives, with women in far flung corners of that county being worse off. This news hit home just as the right of Kenyan women and their partners to access sexual and reproductive health services is coming under threat not seen for …

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A More Gender Inclusive World? Ja, Danke!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, DSW is standing behind women and girls world-wide as we call on government leaders and political decision-makers to recognise and correct the staggering levels of discrimination and inequality facing half of the world’s population.

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The future is mine – nothing can stop me!

Shane O'Halloran Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Uganda, Youth Empowerment

In this day and age, it is staggering to think that although women and girls make up half of the world’s population, they continue to represent over 70% of the world’s poor. Creating a more equitable and sustainable future means building better opportunities in education, health and employment. This not only has benefits for women and girls, but also creates …

Kenya: Residents of Nakuru County set to benefit from better family planning services

Kenya: Residents of Nakuru County set to benefit from better family planning services

Collins Baswony Kenya, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories

The County Government of Nakuru, a DSW’s partner county in Kenya, launched its family planning costed implementation plan for the next five years in a bid to improve family planning service delivery. The Nakuru County Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2017 – 2021 is a five-year roadmap designed to help the County Government of Nakuru achieve its family planning goals …

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She Decides: International community reaffirms support for women’s health

Eoghan Walsh Press Releases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

She Decides conference in Brussels presents governments united in support for family planning and reproductive health, in rejection of Trump reinstatement of the “Global Gag Rule” She Decides conference, Brussels, March 2, 2017: Governments from around the world today reaffirmed – politically and financially – their commitment to the health of women living in the world’s poorest countries. At the “She Decides” …

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DSW Ethiopia: SRH Youth Clubs Exhibit Best Practices

Esayas Meskel Ethiopia, Sexual and Reproductive Health

For fifth time in a row, the annual performances of best practices by SRH youth clubs have been reviewed by DSW in the presence of key stakeholders on January 2, 2017 at DSW-Bonita Youth Development Center. To mark the occasion, representatives from forty-six youth clubs have exhibited their best practices. During this annual review meeting, the effectiveness of club-based approach …

Taking Stock: Family Planning access in Kenya faces challenges

Howard Akimala Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Although the government’s commitment to ensuring family planning access in Kenya, and making sure reproductive health services are available to all Kenyans, is spelled out in the National Reproductive Health Policy, the availability and access of family planning commodities and reproductive health medicines in health facilities remains limited in many areas. This was evident from findings of the Kenya Health Facility Assessment …

SRHR and the SDGs

SRHR and the SDGs – new tool launched in Berlin

Katrin Erlingsen Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health

On November 10 and 11, we co-hosted the 14th International Dialogue on Population and Development in Berlin. We did so together with the German Development Ministry, its implementing organisations GIZ and KfW, IPPF and Bayer HealthCare. The topic of this year’s conference was ‘Accountability to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Delivering on Commitments Together’, and as part of this, …

Catherine Pkutor a student at a secondary school in West Pokot narrates her story. Catherine dropped out of school and teenage mother and wife before returning to school to complete her studies. DSW's advocacy work for family planning investment is intended to help thousands of girls like her in Kenya avoid teenage pregnancy PHOTO: Collins Baswony/DSW

Kenya: West Pokot County invests in family planning

Collins Baswony Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Uncategorised

A Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) partner county in Kenya has invested KES. 19 million (USD 188,000) for family planning for the 2016/2017 financial year. Speaking about this family planning investment, the county’s reproductive health Coordinator, Siree Consolata said that the funds will be used for family planning promotion across the county.