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Midwives speak on the state of Midwifery in Kenya - Part (b)

Midwives speak on the state of Midwifery in Kenya - Part (a)

Midwives' Voices Midwives' Demands National Virtual Roundtable Discussion.

Midwives are essential providers of primary health care and can play a major role in this area and other levels of the health system. White Ribbon Alliance launched the Midwives’ Voices Midwives’ Demands report that highlights midwives’ demands globally, Kenya included. White Ribbon Alliance Kenya held a National Virtual Round-table with midwives and stakeholders calling on the government to prioritize investments in the sector. Watch the event.

UHC for Me project documentary

Powerful change by women for Women! “We now move around our health facilities with ease after the construction of ramps, the toilets are clean and disability friendly, we have adjustable delivery beds for mothers living with disabilities, health workers are more friendly and understand us better” – Elika Sanya, Resident, Milo.

The UHC for Me project by @White Ribbon Alliance Kenya is designed to simultaneously improve UHC principles of quality, equity and dignity at the point of service delivery and influence long-term, system-wide change for priority populations through national and county UHC planning, policy, budget and implementation processes

@White Ribbon Alliance Kenya worked with women and girls with disabilities in the two counties to voice their demands for quality and accessible healthcare locally, while ensuring their perspectives inform county and national dialogues on UHC.

Effects of Covid-19 health crisis on women and girls- Experiences of women and girls from urban slums

All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic had devastating effect on the lives of girls and young women, the worst economic, social and health crisis of our lifetimes.COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on people’s health and livelihoods in almost every country in the world. In Nairobi Mukuru and Kibera slums, cases of GBV remarkably and most women were unable to access health services

 

International Women’s Day 2021 – Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

Women were at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry.

Economic crisis due to Covid-19 crisis

Women were at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry.

Women leaders amid #Covid19 championing for their rights

Women were at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry.

This is: What Women Want - Kajiado County

Bringing Hope to women and girls In Kajiado County

The situation in Kajiado Kajiado County is dire for girls and women. Harmful cultural beliefs and traditional practices strip opportunity from thousands of young girls and women and prevent them from achieving their God-given potential, condemning them to a life that is anything but equal. For instance, FGM typically takes place between infancy and the age of 15 and can result in serious, life-long health consequences such as severe bleeding, life-threatening infection, complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.

Through our project with Sustainable Development Forum, community and leadership engagements have been key in creating a conducive Kajiado for women and girls through policy mechanisms that will see end to GBV for women and girls 

What Women Want Outcomes in kajiado County

Women and girls in Kajiado County voiced their demands for quality health services during the 2018 What Women Want survey, 3 years later, remarkable changes have been implemented by the county following continued advocacy efforts. Deployment of more health workers in health facilities has made services faster for women and girls.