Reproductive Health: The Forgotten Essential Service

Posted on May 8, 2021May 12, 2021Categories Articles   Leave a comment on Reproductive Health: The Forgotten Essential Service

Published: July 11, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic continues to hold countries at ransom with seemingly no end in sight. In Kenya, the continued state of lockdown and curfew, means that not only are businesses slowly crumbling but so is the medical industry. Hospitals are recording low numbers of walk in patients, let alone admissions. This could be because of the directive by the Ministry of Health for individuals to only visit hospitals when it is extremely necessary. It could also … Continue reading “Reproductive Health: The Forgotten Essential Service”

Realities of Free Maternity Care for Underprivileged Women

Posted on May 2, 2021May 2, 2021Categories Articles   Leave a comment on Realities of Free Maternity Care for Underprivileged Women

I was seated in my office immersed on a pile of papers when Mary (not her real name) walked in. From her face you could tell that she was tired though happy. I immediately offered her a seat and once she had gracefully taken a seat we exchanged pleasantries. It was a pleasant surprise to see her soon and even more to see her with a baby. Mary had been to my office a few days prior and was heavily … Continue reading “Realities of Free Maternity Care for Underprivileged Women”

Adolescent Friendly Reproductive Health, The Answer To Reducing Teenage Pregnancies.

Posted on May 1, 2021May 6, 2021Categories Articles   Leave a comment on Adolescent Friendly Reproductive Health, The Answer To Reducing Teenage Pregnancies.

About two months ago, the high rate of teenage pregnancies made news headlines in the country. Expectedly, a national debate has ensued about who is to blame for the problem and what the possible solutions are. The blame has been placed on lowered moral standard within the society, poor parenting, “western entertainment” and a lack of reproductive health education amongst adolescents. The way the debates and discussions are being conducted would make one think that this is a new problem … Continue reading “Adolescent Friendly Reproductive Health, The Answer To Reducing Teenage Pregnancies.”

Menstruation is not a choice: stop treating it like one!

Posted on May 1, 2021May 2, 2021Categories Articles   Leave a comment on Menstruation is not a choice: stop treating it like one!

On May 28th, to mark the Menstruation Hygiene Day, Kenya’s Ministry of Health with the support of partners and stakeholders launched the Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy. This came as a welcome development for women and girls around the country because finally, menstrual health would be addressed. While some may say to expect immediate implementation of the policy document may be too ambitious, we cannot continue to ignore the urgency with which we need to deal with menstrual health and hygiene. … Continue reading “Menstruation is not a choice: stop treating it like one!”