UKaid, which operates under the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), have released an infographic which highlights how they have helped empower women and girls and saved lives in Kenya.
Between 2010 and 2016, the DFID have invested £58 million to improve access to voluntary family planning in Kenya.
This has included providing socially marketed contraceptives through DFID supported programmes, including 132 million Trust Condoms, 16 million Femiplan Pills, 2 million Femiplan injectables and 106 thousand IUCD’s inserted.
Thanks to the work of UKaid, more Kenyan women now access family planning and more that half of all women in reproductive age are now using contraceptives.
A direct result of this is that 284 thousand unintended pregnancies have been averted and 735 maternal deaths have been averted.
On Tuesday 11 July 2017, the UK hosted a major international summit on family planning, in partnership with UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Summit brought together leaders from around the world to work together to remove barriers to family planning services so that voluntary, modern contraception can be offered to many more millions of women in the world’s poorest countries across Africa and Asia.