Reaching Kenya's Internally Displaced:Addressing Gender Based Violence, Reproductive Health and Family Planning Needs in Nairobi and Central Provinces
Recognizing the emergency situation in Kenya, Pathfinder received support from the Hewlett Foundation to implement a three-month long relief intervention to support the Government of Kenya's coordinated comprehensive humanitarian response by addressing the emergency health and reproductive health needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Pathfinder worked together with the Ministry of Health and the Nairobi Women's Hospital to provide services to six selected IDP camps as well as two additional key sites in Nairobi and Central Province. The effort increased access to medical and psychological support to victims of rape and physical assault and increase access to reproductive health services for IDPs.
With support from the Government of Kenya this project used an integrated model of AIDS, population and health to expand access to quality, sustainable HIV and AIDS and TB prevention, treatment, and support and family planning services.
The APHIAplus (AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Plus) Nairobi-Coast program is a five-year flagship health services delivery program funded by USAID.
As the UN continues negotiations on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals for its post-2015 development agenda, population experts are hoping reproductive health will be given significant recognition in the final line-up of the goals later this year.
On Bussi Island, health and environment are intrinsically linked. Pathfinder's Health of People and Environment project teaches communities about how best to keep their families and the environment they depend on healthy.