Showing posts from April, 2015

Reuters: Let’s ‘Make It Happen’: No Woman Should Die Giving Life

 As we commemorated International Women’s Day on 08 March 2015, it is crucial to take stock of progress and outstanding challenges that confront women and girls and rededicate ourselves to making a difference in their lives. The theme of 2015 International Women’s Day, ‘Make It Happen’, resonates strongly in Kenya where unusually high levels of maternal deaths have given Kenya the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous countries in which to give birth. Over 6,000 Kenyan women die each year in childbirth. My opinion piece co-authored with Ms Ruth Kagia:

Reuters: Advancing Adolescent Health and Rights: Kenya Can Lead the Way

When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the launch of the  Global All In! Campaign  on February 17, aimed at pushing ahead efforts to reduce HIV/AIDS among adolescents, he warned that  at a time when nations are looking forward to unprecedented growth and change, with young, able people to drive developments, “the HIV and AIDS burden on this group threatens to rob us of this promise.” The worldwide drive by U.N. agencies, civil society groups and donors aims to reduce new HIV infections among adolescents by at least 75% and increase HIV treatment to reach at least 80% of adolescents living with the virus. Here is my opinion piece: