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Over recent years, Kenya has experienced many overall successes, but the country is still struggling with slow progress on sexual and reproductive health.
While the contraceptive prevalence rate continues to increase, it is estimated that a quarter of the population still have an unmet need for contraception and family planning services.
A large inequality discrepancy exists throughout the country between rural and urban populations, and within and between provinces. Unmet need remains the highest among youth and low socio-economic groups in rural areas.
Marie Stopes Kenya opened its doors in 1985 and has since become the country’s largest specialised sexual and reproductive health organisation. We provide a wide range of high quality, affordable and client-centred services and information to women, men and young people throughout Kenya.
As one of our oldest programmes, Marie Stopes Kenya sets the gold standard for clinical quality in sexual and reproductive health in Kenya via its extensive service network, which covers the whole country.
Marie Stopes Kenya opened its doors in 1985 and has since become the country’s largest sexual and reproductive health organisation.
The programme uses a range of different service delivery channels to ensure that we are able to reach those most in need the length and breadth of the country. The team in Kenya operate:
The Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) is a five-year partnership between the Australian Government, African partner organisations and NGOs including Marie Stopes International.
Between 2011 and 2016, the program focused on empowering women, young people and people living with disabilities in eleven African countries. Our programmes in Kenya and Tanzania were strengthened through the AACES program, where we were able to:
In Kenya, we developed the first sexual and reproductive information booklet in braille.
Four Marie Stopes International team members have been recognised for their work championing family planning, in the 120 Under 40 awards.Read more
In response to Mexico City Policy the Dutch government launches She Decides, a global fund designed to minimise the loss of USAID funding on reproductive health initiatives in developing countries.Read more
Today (Tuesday 8th March) is International Women’s Day - an annual event that celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the barriers to gender equality.Read more
Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced that the UK's first self-injectable contraceptive for women is now available for use at home.Read more
Pope Francis has made a statement that, for the remainder of the Jubilee Year, all priests will be permitted to absolve women of "the sin of abortion" - if they repent with "a contrite heart".Read more
Drug company Pfizer has announced it will launch its Sayana Press self-injectable contraceptive for women in the UK to use at home.Read more
On Wednesday 29 July the World Health Organisation (WHO) released some of its most ground-breaking guidance yet in the field of safe abortion.Read more