On June 18th ICRH Kenya-Linda Mtoto joined Mombasa County and other Civil Society Organizations in the celebration of the Day of the African Child. The #DAC2022 event was celebrated with the theme ‘Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children: Progress on Policy and Practice since 2013.’

To mark the international day of women, ICRHK joined the delegation of women judges in commemorating the day. Kenya’s Chief Justice (CJ), Justice Martha Koome, led collaborating organizations in Mombasa to mark the launch of the first sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) court in the country.

As a prelude to the annual Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK) Conference, ICRH Kenya held a regional essay writing competition to shortlist and support three adolescents in the context of the Prof. Marleen Temmerman Award for Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health, that will be awarded each year at the RHNK Conference.

ICRH Kenya participated in the 5th Annual Scientific Conference on Youth & Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) 2022. The conference theme was ‘Advancing access to Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in a pandemic’.

Simon Sedaula Mwangi joined ICRH Kenya on March 1st 2022 as a Senior Program Officer for the Stawisha Pwani Project

Mozambique remains the country with the highest HIV seroprevalence rate in Southern Africa. According to Spectrum data in 2019 an estimated 2.2 million people are infected with HIV. By December 2020, at least 70% of people living with HIV knew their serostatus, 60% were on antiretroviral treatment and only 45% had achieved viral suppression. These data clearly show the challenge in meeting the 90 90 90 targets.

Last month the ‘Access Without Barriers’ project trained 40 health providers in sexual and reproductive health and interpersonal communication with young people in the districts of Changara and Tsangano, in Tete Province (Mozambique).

The SAAF (safe abortion action fund) project ends in March 2022. During the past two years the cases of clandestine abortions were reduced by 15%, compared to the baseline, which was situated at 65% of cases and complications. According to the Provincial Health Department of Tete, maternal mortality has also been reduced by 15% thanks to the provision of medical abortion services.

ICRH Mozambique and the Maputo Provincial Health Directorate have launched the Project ‘Male Engagement during Pregnancy and Childbirth’ in the Marracuene District in Maputo. The study aims to test a gender-sensitive package to improve male engagement in maternal care. We also want to examine barriers and enablers for male involvement in maternal care, including antenatal care and during childbirth.

#End Violence against Women!!
#Speak Out!!
#Women Empowerment