The practice of family planning (FP) in Kenya has increased steadily since the early 1980s, with the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) for all FP methods reaching 46 percent in 20081 . Use of modern contraceptives among married women rose from 32 percent to 39 percent between 20032 and 2008. At about the same time, Kenya witnessed a historic decline in fertility: The total fertility rate (TFR) decreased from 8.1 births per woman in 1978 to 4.6 births per woman in 2008. Indeed, Kenya’s FP programme has been among the most successful in sub-Saharan Africa. ...Read More
This fact sheet highlights the status of adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Nakuru County in relation to the national trends. The data are drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2012 Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey and the 2014 Basic Education Statistical Booklet, and presented by the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP). ...Read More
Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV and AIDS policies, programs and services has been considered essential for meeting global and national goals and targets including Vision 2030 and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals particularly goals 4, 5 and 6. ...Read More
Kenya had a very strong and successful family planning (FP) programme in the 80’s and 90’s. But at the beginning of 2000, programme funding for FP shifted to emerging epidemics such as HIV/AIDS. However, a renewed interest globally and locally has occurred around Reproductive Health due to the Millennium Development Goals, rapid population growth, and other factors. The opportunity to do much more now exists. ...Read More
This county sanitation profile has been compiled as part of a series of information sheets to provide an overview of the state of sanitation in each of the 47 counties in Kenya. The sanitation information sheet has been prepared by the Ministry of Health, with technical support from the Water and Sanitation Program. ...Read More
Adolescents and youth comprise 24% of Kenya’s population. This youthful population has implications on the social, economic and political agenda of the country. A young population provides opportunities for the country’s development if the right investments are made towards attainment of educational and health goals, including all round preparation for responsible adulthood. At the same time, a youthful population puts great demands on provision of health services, education, water and sanitation, housing and employment. ...Read More
A new campaign aims to ensure over 31,600 pregnant women and mothers get quality maternal and child health services in close to 200 facilities in Baringo and Nakuru counties in the next 12 months.
Maternity open days provide a way for pregnant women and their partners to meet service providers and learn about services they provide. The events help remove the fear of giving birth in health facilities and reassure women of respectful care when they give birth in hospital.