Access to sanitation in Kenya continues to be a major challenge. The 2009 census puts the overall access levels at 65% with rural coverage at 56% and Urban at 79%. The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) which considers those using shared facilities as lacking access, the update for 2015 puts the overall coverage at 31% with rural coverage at 36% and urban at 18%. These figures indicate that over 8 million Kenyans still defecate in the open which result in prevalence of diseases such as diarrhea, amoeba, typhoid and cholera. ...Read More
Sexual Violence is a serious public health and human rights concern in Kenya. It affects men and women, boys and girls and has adverse physical and Psycho-social consequences on the survivor. The post election violence experienced in 2008 following the disputed 2007 presidential elections, that saw a wave of sexual abuse targeted at women and girls, was perhaps the clearest manifestation of the gravity of sexual violence in Kenya. Sexual Violence and its attendant consequences threaten the attainment of global development goals espoused in the Millennium Development Goals and national goals contained in Vision 2030 as well as the National Health Sector Strategic Plan II, as it affects the health and well being of the survivor. ...Read More
These SOPs are a product of a harmonization of the existing SOPs in the sector through a desk review and consultations with various stakeholders. It details the minimum procedures for the management of SGBV in the health sector and outlines referral mechanisms to other sectors that provide psycho-social care, legal services and other community support mechanisms. ...Read More
Ministry of Health National Rape Management Guidelines: Examination documentation form for survivors of rape/sexual assault P R C (to be used as clinical notes to guide filling in of the P3 form). ...Read More
The Sexual Gender Based Violence Register is used to record services provided to survivors of sexual violence at the health facility. These include rape, defilement, incest, attempted rape, gang rape and sexual assault. The SGBV register is also used to capture data on alleged perpetrators of sexual violence attended to at the health facility. ...Read More
This set of resources is designed to be used by program managers, supervisors, trainers, technical advisors, and others who organize or facilitate RMC training workshops in the field of sexual and reproductive health, as well as skills updates in emergency obstetric and newborn care training. It provides experienced facilitators with the background information, materials, instructions, and tips necessary to effectively deliver a package of interventions to promote respectful care in the provision of reproductive, maternal, and newborn health services at both the facility and community levels. ...Read More
Stronger linkages between the community and health facilities had resulted improved reporting on health services by community health volunteers, according to the latest edition of the Afya Uzazi Data Bulletin, a quarterly publications that highlights the project’s performance and use of data for decision making.
Afya Uzazi Chief of Party Dr. Boniface Maket joined Baringo County Governor Stanley Kiptis and other leaders to welcome the US Ambassador Kyle McCarter to the county in Kabarnet town on Tuesday December 10th.