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In Kenya since 1964.

Pathfinder’s rich history in Kenya is marked by our conviction of going where others will not, and responding to the urgent reproductive health needs of some of the country’s most underserved people to ensure a country where everyone has access to contraception, there are zero new HIV infections, no woman dies from preventable pregnancy-related complications, and everyone leads a healthy sexual and reproductive life. Pathfinder has a long history of strategic partnership and close collaboration with international, national, county governments, local organizations, and communities to advance quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health (RMNCAH) care; family planning and cervical cancer prevention services; women-led climate resilience; and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.

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What We Do in Kenya

  • Strengthen health centers and support community health workers, so more people in more places can get holistic services they need, from contraception and maternal care to nutrition and sanitation.
  • Promote innovative approaches and adoption of new technologies to increase the number of a young people able to make healthy decisions, exercise their rights, and experience positive sexual and reproductive health outcomes.
  • Accelerate universal, right-based, and equitable access to quality, integrated HIV prevention, care, and treatment services.
  • Strengthen national and sub-national family planning programs to reduce inequitable access and unmet need for contraception.
  • Use social and behavior change approaches to eliminate stigma for rights-based health and support quality family planning for all through community dialogues, target group discussions, and digital platforms.
  • Incorporate adolescent-friendly service delivery into existing sexual and reproductive health services, including early entry points, such as HPV vaccination.
  • Support the elimination of gender discrimination and inequality through gender asynchronous and gender-transformative approaches.

Statistics

From 2016 to 2021, Pathfinder was at the forefront of the Kenyan response to HIV and AIDS with its Afya Pwani program, drawing on the power of community networks with clinic referrals. This work included:

  • Supporting the provision of quality HIV testing services to more than 1.6 million people and linking 88% of people who tested positive to treatment.
  • Reaching 20,199 adolescent girls and young women through Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS), supporting their empowerment and advancing gender equality.
  • Encouraging 100,657 pregnant women to complete their antenatal care visits and 124,037 women to access skilled delivery services.

Via Afya Pwani factsheet

Discover Our Projects

Afya Pwani

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Meet Our Staff

Pamela Onduso

Youth, Advocacy, & Partnership Advisor

Pamela has over two decades of experience in reproductive health and family planning, program design, program management, advocacy and policy...

Joram Sunguti Luke

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Joram Sunguti Luke is a medical doctor and public health professional with 10 years’ experience in managing and providing technical support to public health programs within the public and private...

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Global Engagement Director

Ruth is a seasoned, senior leader in public health with 20 years of experience in initiating and cementing strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations, multilateral partners (including...

Stephen Konah

Acting COP/MEL Director

Stephen Konah is a motivated Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) professional with over 13 years experience in designing and implementing program frameworks and systems, for complex programs....

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