KENYA – Sexual and reproductive rights assessment & another reproductive rights bill

Privacy International has published an in-depth study with background information on sexual and reproductive rights in Kenya, informed by research carried out by KELIN, a network on legal and ethical issues, that started off working on HIV/AIDS and expanded their remit to include sexual and reproductive health and rights; key and affected populations; HIV and tuberculosis; litigation; and women, land and property rights. They advocate for the integration of constitutional and other human rights in … Continued

KENYA – Covid-19: The action plan and new hotline of the Reproductive Health Network Kenya

In Kenya, there are 587 health care providers all around the country who have been trained and supported by the Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK). These providers are committed to offering quality reproductive health services, including safe abortion, to their clients. They provide these services to all who need them, without judgment. The global Covid-19 pandemic is now challenging them in new ways, yet they continue to find a way to ensure safety and choice … Continued

KENYA – Covid-19 is cutting off Africa’s abortion access, reports Foreign Policy

The collapse of medical supply chains has been a catastrophe for women in developing countries. Lockdowns have made matters worse. When a mother of three, aged 27, missed her period in March, she felt her stomach sink with dread. She is a farmer in western Kenya; her husband is a motorcycle taxi driver. Together, they barely make enough to feed their family. Unable to care for another child, she visited a local health clinic, walking … Continued

KENYA – Practical Guide for Continuity of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Family Planning Care and Services in the Background of Covid-19 Pandemic

This is a comprehensive and well thought out guide with more than 20 pages covering services for pregnancy, delivery and the post-partum period, breastfeeding, all aspects of contraceptive service delivery and emergency contraception, and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) with related services. In the Forward, the Ag. Director General for Health, Dr Patrick Amoth, describes all of these as “essential healthcare services for all in need”.  There is one glaring absence: the guidelines do not mention, even … Continued

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