SIFPO 2: Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK)
FHOK is a leading service delivery organisation that complements the efforts of the Ministry of Health by reaching out to marginalized, underserved and vulnerable populations including young people, with information and services on voluntary SRH/FP services.
In order to improve FP service delivery to adolescents, FHOK together with Sustainable Networks Project, HC3 Project and the Population Council is implementing the GREAT (Girls, Reproductive Health, Empowerment, Access and Transformation) project in Homa Bay County. The activities of the GREAT project will contribute to the objectives of the Homa Bay Family Planning Strategic Plan 2015-2019 which prioritizes:
SIFPO2 Support in Kenya includes:
- Training health care workers and community based workers in integrated family planning and HIV service delivery for young people.
- Increasing access to voluntary FP services to 4,000 young people 15-24 years (including those living with HIV and AIDS) through service delivery points at static facilities, outreaches and community health workers
- Increasing access to high quality community-based information on family planning for young girls including those living with HIV and AIDS
- Supporting the sexual and reproductive health needs among young people 15-24 years (including those living with HIV and AIDS) by implementing a social behaviour change
Results in 2016:
- 20 facility based service providers from 13 public facilities were trained to provide FPHIV integrated services both within their facilities and through outreach services
- 20 community members recruited to be new community health workers (CHWs) were trained on all FP methods and how to mobilize communities for FP. As a result, CHWs in focal districts now provide condoms and pills and make referrals for the other methods
- 20 youth living with HIV and AIDS were trained in all FP methods information. As a result, the young people are providing condoms and education on FP to their peers and making referrals as appropriate. The 20 peers were chosen in consultation with HIV community groups including DREAMS implementing partners
- 799 clients were served through the project