Women's Health in Kenya

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 4.9
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 55 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 41%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 5.6%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 95%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 39


MTCT-Plus Implementation and Quality Assistance Project

This project built on preventing maternal-to-child transmission of HIV efforts and provided comprehensive HIV primary care and ART for HIV-infected mothers, infants, and other household members.

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MTCT-Plus Data Management Center

The clinical care paradigm for this initiative is family-centered and holistic, addressing the stigma and physical and mental health needs of HIV+ women and their family members, in addition to the distribution of antiretroviral medications.

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Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) (2001-2009)

On behalf of RHRC, JSI administered a small grants program to help local and INGOs impact the lives of displaced women, and developed violence prevention programs to prevent sexual and gender-based discrimination, abuse, and exploitation.

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Decentralized HIV/AIDS & Reproductive Health (DARE) (2002-2004)

This project helped develop systems to ensure an uninterrupted supply of contraceptive and HIV & AIDS-related commodities to public health facilities in Kenya.

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Reproductive Health for Refugees – Gender-Based Violence Initiative (2004-2005)

In Kenya, through the RH for Refugees Consortium, JSI developed a violence prevention and intervention programs which sought to prevent sexual and gender-based discrimination, abuse, and exploitation by creating awareness of refugee issues, human rights, and gender equality.

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