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.
APHIAplus (AIDS Population and Health Integrated Assistance Plus) is a five-year health services delivery project funded by USAID that builds on work carried out by APHIA II (2006-2010).
Katy Sorenson reflects on her visit to family planning projects in Peru with Pathfinder International and Population Action International, emphasizing the importance of sexual and reproductive health around the world.
Pathfinder International's New Program to aid Uganda and Kenya in the Lake Victoria Basin was announced on Monday at The International Conference for Family Planning in Senegal.