As a network, we commit ourselves to the following core values and principles in all we do
To advocate for the implementation of policies and legislation on adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health through dissemination of information, championing and promoting their rights at national and community level.
By: Michael Okun Oliech The chirping birds signals the dawn of a new day, young boys and girls of Kaila village in Seme sub county rising up to go to school but for Achieng (not her real name) it signals the dawn of washing old rags turned in cloth dippers for her baby. At 16Read More
By: Mariah Akinyi According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people of all age groups, region and countries are at risk of being affected by cardiovascular diseases. Inhabitants of low-income and middle-income countries account for 75% of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for most NCDs deaths of 17.9 million people annually, which is 31%Read More
By: Kelvin Mokaya Obegi. Young people have a right to the highest attainable standard of health and well-being. They are our future in which we invest many hopes. Yet in reality, appropriate treatment, protection from known risk factors and effective prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are rarely offered by our societies or health systems. According toRead More
By Daniel Otieno Image: courtesy of Brand Kenya As I walk through the village, I spot children eating green mangoes from the nearby tree. In close vicinity, there are several trees of avocados, lemons, oranges and not forgetting these trees lack owners. Availability of green foods in rural areas results in cases of the low prevalenceRead More
By Daniel Otieno Kenya has efficient policies to address the Non-communicable diseases among young people. However there are gaps that need to be filled to make these policies effective. For instance, the guidelines on provision of youth-friendly services focus on the meaningful participation of adolescents in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sexual and reproductive healthRead More
By Daniel Otieno-Nairobi According to a study conducted by the Kenya Ministry of health in 2015, half of the deaths related to non-communicable diseases are related to weak health systems. Weak health systems are characterized by lack of robust health information system, limited public financing of health, lack of medicines, poor infrastructure and a strong publicRead More