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Health CS commends partners for family planning support at KEMSA handover ceremony

The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Susan Nakhumicha has stressed the importance of sustained efforts to meet targets such as reducing the unmet need for family planning to single digits by 2030 and increasing the modern contraceptive prevalence rate to 64pc.  
Acknowledging regional disparities in access to family planning services, particularly in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) counties, the Cabinet Secretary emphasised the need for targeted interventions to ensure equitable access for all Kenyans.
The remarks were made through Dr Patrick Amoth, Ag Director General of Health during the handover ceremony of Family Planning Commodities at the KEMSA National Supply Chain Centre in Embakasi, Nairobi.
In her speech, CS Nakhumicha commended the partners for their generous support towards procuring 450,000 doses of sub-cutaneous Depot Medroxy-Progesterone-Acetate (DMPA) valued at Ksh. 56,418,382.
Notably, doses of DMPA-SC (Subcutaneous Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) procured by UNFPA with funding from the UK Government will be received for onward distribution to health facilities across the country.
“This collaborative effort signifies a significant step in overcoming barriers to commodity security, addressing the unmet need for family planning services, and enhancing health outcomes for women and families across Kenya.” She said.
Adding that: “The event, organised in collaboration with partners including UNFPA and FCDO, demonstrated the collective commitment to improving reproductive health commodity security and advancing family planning objectives in Kenya.”
Nakhumicha expressed appreciation to all stakeholders for their dedication to advancing reproductive health and family planning in Kenya.
She called for continued collaboration, strengthened partnerships, and redoubled efforts towards building a healthy, prosperous, and equitable nation for all.
In attendance were FCDO, and UNFPA Country Representatives, KEMSA Chair and CEO, and other Dignitaries.
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