Baringo County, 11th March 2021.

To address the unmet need for family planning in Baringo County , the Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning (DESIP) programme in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the County Government of Baringo conducted a training for Community Based Distributors (CBDs) who will facilitate short term FP access within their community.

The community-based distributor’s initiative is a high impact, low cost intervention that aims to remove barriers that impede access to FP information and services, with major restrictive barriers in the provision of family planning services in Kenya being distance, cost, religion, culture, rumors and misconception among…


By Ezra Abaga, Corporate Communications, PS Kenya.

7th April 2021. Nairobi, Kenya.

Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) beat stiff competition from other healthcare stakeholders to win the ‘Best Use of Social Media in Healthcare’ award at the second Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards. The event was held virtually in adherence to #COVID19 prevention guidelines.

Winner-Best use of Social Media in healthcare, Population Services Kenya-Amua Kujua, Chukua Selfie campaign.

The awards recognise stakeholders who are making scalable and sustainable contributions to the healthcare sector. …


By Ezra Abaga, Corporate Communications, PS Kenya.

For Mbodze Munga Chiro, uptake of family planning not only addressed her fear of getting pregnant again but gave her a chance to concentrate on raising her large family and ensured that her children went to school. Previously in their community, their family had constantly faced ridicule from friends and neighbours for having many children they couldn’t provide for.

When we met Mbodze at her home in Chasimba village in Kilifi County, the married mother of 19 children (first born is 34 years while the last born is 1 year 3 months) indicated…


By Ezra Abaga Corporate Communications, PS Kenya.

Trained Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) are playing a critical role in the fight against malaria in Busia County by not only testing, treating, and referring malaria related cases but also conduct health educations on malaria prevention within their communities.

After a long day working at the farm and attending to house chores in Apatit village, located in a hilly area in Teso South close to Busia Town and Uganda, Rose Amoit Okodoi, her husband Gabriel Okodoi and their two children Precious and Pernuel took supper and retired to bed hoping for a calm…


By Ezra Abaga, Corporate Communications, PS Kenya.

Culture, religion and other myths and misconceptions are hindering many women in Kenya from accessing their sexual and reproductive health rights. However, coming together as stakeholders in health and engaging opinion leaders in the community like religious leaders, cultural elders, local administration and other stakeholders, it becomes easy to give women power to make good reproductive health related decisions.

Born and raised in Malindi, Imam Amin Mohammed Awadh, of Feruz Islamic Centre in Malindi Town is not the usual Imam who only attends to spiritual needs of faithfuls. He is also a champion…


By Ezra Abaga, Corporate Communications, PS Kenya.

When she learnt about an upcoming free breast and cervical cancer screening event at Kasabuni Baptist Church grounds from a poster placed at a nearby shop in Babadogo, Dolphine Oloo, a mother of one and a resident of Kasabuni in Babadogo (Nairobi County) decided to go and get screened.

We met her at Kasabuni Baptist Church grounds on the day of screening in the company of many other women waiting on the queue for the same. She appeared nervous; maybe the reason why she consistently engaged the health mobilizers near the queue. I…


STRENGTHENING PROVISION OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES THROUGH DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.

By Ezra Abaga- Corporate Communications, PS Kenya.


By Ezra Abaga. PS Kenya Corporate Communications

Narok 11th March 2020. Access to reproductive health information and Family Planning services by women and girls not only ensures that they can safely plan their pregnancy, but also contributes to other related issues like better child health, poverty reduction, gender equality and greater education outcomes.

Achieving this remains a pressing challenge that demands combined effort from all stakeholders to have it fully realized. …


by Ezra Abaga & Justus Odeyo, PS Kenya.

PS Kenya C.E.O Joyce Wanderi-Maina and IFA Insurance C.E.O John Paul Otieno sign the partnership deal. Photo Credits:PS Kenya/Ezra Abaga

Nairobi 5th February, 2020: In Kenya, 78% and 22% of outpatient and inpatient household health expenditures respectively are out of pocket, partially because many health facilities within easy access of the population are not contracted by insurers.

For 11 years, PS Kenya has been running the Tunza social franchise- a fractional franchise of small and medium size health clinics. Like any other small and medium sized health clinics, Tunza clinics have missed out on the insurance business. Partly because of their sizes which makes them have very little bargaining powers over the…

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