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.
Purnima Mane, president and chief executive officer of Pathfinder International, told IPS, “We are delighted the final set of [proposed] SDGs contains four critical targets on SRHR: three under the health goal and one under the gender goal. But we have not reached the finish line yet. We must all continue to raise our voices to ensure these SRHR targets are intact when the final version is approved."
Kenya’s mobile incentive program improves the health of mothers and children, while offering secure and reliable payment to frontline health workers.