Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Day Campaign – SRHR Youth Champions Network Report

Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global awareness day that seeks to highlight the significance of menstrual hygiene management and raise awareness on challenges faced in a bid to access information, menstrual products and proper disposal of the same. The day is commemorated on the 28th of May every year because menstrual cycles average 28 days …

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Embracing multifaceted solutions for SRHR among adolescents and youth in Kenya

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) has been a critical issue that needs to be addressed in the strongest way possible. It is important to acknowledge that every individual has sexual rights and they need to be respected just as any other fundamental human right. An individual has the right to decide on whether to …

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Overcoming Mental Health Challenges through Social Responsibility

Mental health is an emerging issue in the global health space and in my opinion, it should be considered a critical health concern among Kenyans. Mental illnesses can be associated with criminal activity, immorality and substance abuse among young people. The effects of mental health are adversely affecting the society with the highest peak being …

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Strategies to employ in advocating for SRHR

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being in relation to sexuality. Sexual reproductive health and rights include  the right to reproductive health, right to make informed decision concerning how many children you have among other rights. Advocacy include the collection of strategies that can …

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Reflections and Insights on Designing a Robust Patient Access Program: Case of NCDs Clinic in Kasarani Health Center

Background: Patient access schemes are innovative pricing agreements proposed by pharmaceutical companies to improve cost-effectiveness and enable patients to gain access to high cost drugs and treatments[1]. Other than pricing, patient access schemes can look into addressing other gaps in healthcare service delivery that are hindrances for patients in receiving the care they need. Some …

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Mental Health Literacy & Awareness as a Driver for Youth Mental Wellness

Mental wellbeing of  young people is so critical in their development. I have come to a realization that young people are living on the edge of a mental health abyss and this leads to poor mental, emotional, social and also physical dysfunction. Young people are totally unaware of mental problems arising among them as they …

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Leveraging the power of youth networks to advance access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services -Reflections from Youth Leaders 2021

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Youth Champions Network program works with youth-led organizations and youth leaders with an inclination to advancing access to quality sexual and reproductive health services in their communities. We collaborate with like-minded organizations from non-governmental organizations, private sector players to public institutions to train, equip and amplify the impact of …

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The Place of Schools in Promoting Youth Mental Wellness

The mention of schools and learning institutions in Kenya, easily sees folks go back and forth on academic excellence and its counterpart, underperformance. It is high time as a society we realize that schools and learning institutions are actually entrusted with much more than just academia. Currently, there are two curriculums in operation in the …

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