Monthly Archives: December 2016

Bringing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information into View

Imara TV is a Nairobi-based media startup company that creates and aggregates content around sexual and reproductive health. It recruits independent actors and actresses, and gives them the creative license to develop scripts, story lines, character arcs in order to better unpack, present and demystify concepts in the sexual and reproductive health landscape for

Taking stock: Kenya launches Health Facility Assessment Report

The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) today led the launch of the 2015 Kenya Health Facility Assessment report on 15th December 2016. According to Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae, the Director General NCPD, the survey was conducted across the 47 counties in Kenya to assess the preparedness of health facilities to provide reproductive health

Implications of new WHO antenatal guidelines on maternal mortality

On 7th November 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on access to antenatal care for pregnant women. The revision was necessitated by the persistently high maternal deaths globally, particularly in developing countries where deaths are still 14 times higher than in the developed regions. The WHO recommended increasing antenatal care visits

Smart innovations for sharing information on sexual and reproductive health for young people launched

On 30th November 2016, four unique innovations focused on enabling young people to access accurate, credible and unbiased Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information in stigma free environments were unveiled in Nairobi. The innovations have been developed under a UKAid-funded annual four-month innovation accelerator programme known as iAccelerator. iAccelerator is implemented by UNFPA in