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D&L Packard Foundation

Promoting Contraceptives Uptake and Utilization among Young People 15-24 Years Using Innovative Media in Western Kenya
D&L Packard Foundation

Promoting Contraceptives Uptake and Utilization among Young People 15-24 Years Using Innovative Media in Western Kenya

Centre for the Study of Adolescence is implementing a project funded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation which aims at promoting contraceptive uptake and utilization among young people age 15-24  in Western Kenya. Precisely, the demand creation project is being implemented in 2 sub-counties of Busia County and 2 sub-counties of Siaya County.

The project implementation designed is in a consortium approach of seven partner organizations, namely; the Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA, Africa Population and Health Research (APHRC), Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK), the Federation of African Women Educationists (FAWE), The Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), Family health options –Kenya (FHOK) and Marie Stopes- Kenya (MSK)

CSA-Packard western project focuses on four main strategic areas, namely; adolescents sexual and reproductive health education, community engagement including schools, increased SRHR service utilization and strengthening the use of social media in contraceptives promotion among the youth.  The specific objectives include:

  1. To increase access to sexual and reproductive health information among the youth 15-24 years.
  2. To increase utilization of RH/FP services among the youth 15-24 years.
  3. To strengthen community support and involvement for SRHR education and service utilization.
  4. To increase utilization of new media as a tool for promoting contraceptive uptake among young people