Kenya needs to raise Ksh 5.9 Billion to provide Family Planning services for the next three years.
According to the Division for Reproductive Health in the Ministry of Health, Kenya needs to raise sh 2.2 B for the financial year 2020/21, Ksh 1.9B for the financial year 2021/22 and Ksh 1.8B for the 2022/23 financial year.
In terms of the quantities needed; the country needs 11 million units of the combined oral contraceptive pill, nine million units of three months depo injection, five million of a progesterone-only pill, 733,000 units of implants that include 189,000 intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD).
In 2017, the government committed to improving access to family planning services with a goal to; Increase modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) from 61% to 66% by the year 2030 2. Increase CPR for any contraceptive method among adolescent women (15-19 years) from 40% to 50% by 2020 and to 55% by 2025. 3. Reduce teenage pregnancy among adolescent women 15-19 years from 18% to 12% by 2020 and 10% by 2025.
In 2020, during the ICPD25+ conference in Nairobi, Kenya reaffirmed its commitment to universal health coverage including the provision of essential reproductive health and services.
Covid-19 Lockdowns and Contraception
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the sexual and reproductive health needs of women, especially in developing nations.
With an access rate of 42.5 percent, according to Family Planning Kenya, there is still a lot to be done to accelerate the government’s commitment guaranteeing citizens access to quality sexual and reproductive healthcare. TAGS