Blog: Naya Kenya

UPR REPORT: Glaring Gaps In Kenya’s Sexual And Reproductive Health and Rights Record

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    Kenya is yet to implement many of the existing policies and guidelines on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) despite numerous verbal and written commitments, a new report (attached) tabled before the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has revealed.

UPR  Reproductive Health

2019-12-05 07:44:14
 

International Safe Abortion Day: “Operationalize” the  Safe Abortion Standards and Guidelines in Kenya

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Nairobi, 28 September 2019: We the undersigned Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) invite Kenyans to mark this year’s International Safe Abortion Day as a reminder that abortion is a healthcare issue and a right as provided for by the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.  This year’s theme ‘Abortion is healthcare’ is a reminder to the government that like any other healthcare issue, women and girls are entitled to the highest standard of care when seeking services and that these services should be available, accessible and affordable to them regardless of their status or geographical location.  Unsafe abortion is one of the leading contributors to high maternal mortality and morbidities, with an estimated 2600 Kenyan women dying annually from unsafe procedures by unqualified practitioners (that is seven women every day). According to World Health Organization (WHO) around 25 million unsafe abortions were estimated to have taken place worldwide each year, almost all in developing countries.

International Safe Abortion Day  abortion

2019-09-30 05:48:00
 

ADVOCACY, LEGAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND POLITICAL COMMITMENT KEY IN NCD FIGHT

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Increased advocacy, communication and social resource mobilization will facilitate reduction of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Civil society organizations must bring together the relevant stakeholders; Ministry of Health, Devolution Ministry, and Ministry of Finance in planning ways to allocate resources, train medical staff and create awareness on prevention of non-communicable diseases. Awareness on NCDs must be prioritized especially in the communities with low resource settings and where the number of health facilities is of particular concern.

NCD

2019-05-10 13:17:21
 

REGION SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE 25 BY 25 NCD TARGET

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BY DANIEL OTIENO In 2012, all United Nations member countries committed to achieving a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025 -- the 25 by 25 target. Countries would achieve this by ensuring 50% of eligible people are receiving drug therapy and counseling to prevent heart attack and stroke; and that 80% of essential medicines and basic technologies are available for treatment of cardiovascular diseases and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In 2011, the World Economic Forum (WEF) reported that unless effective strategies are put in place to address non-communicable diseases, the combined global economic impact of cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, and mental health will be more than $47 trillion dollars over the next 20 years.

NCDs  Kenya National School Health Policy  health

2019-05-09 13:21:45
 

ROLE OF MCAs CRITICAL IN PREVENTION OF NCDs IN COUNTIES

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The fact that provision of health services is a devolved function in Kenya makes it easy, through political commitment, for sustainable development goals to be realized. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) significantly contribute to preventing realization of sustainable development goals. However members of county assemblies (MCAs) can play an important role in championing the prevention of NCDs. First, MCAs should be in the front line in passing bills that allocate more resources towards prevention of non-communicable diseases in the counties. This allocation will enable the recruitment of specialized personnel in the county health facilities as well financing the required drugs.

NCD  MCA

2019-04-17 13:36:46
 
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