The Purpose

Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, the Deepening Sustainable, and Equitable Increases in Family Planning in Northern Arid Land Counties of Kenya project is a 3 year sexual and reproductive health project that aims to implement interventions to increase demand and care-seeking behaviors for family planning services among women of reproductive age in the counties of Garissa and Tana River. The project hopes to improve acceptance and uptake of voluntary Family Planning services among Women of reproductive age including PWDs, increase access and reach of quality FP services through public-private partnerships and strengthen the health systems for the provision of quality FP services. Tana River and Garissa counties were selected as implementation counties because, in the Northern Arid Lands of Kenya, the modern contraceptive prevalence rate remains below 30% compared to the national rate of 58%.

Project Location

Tana River and Garissa

Results / Impact

  • Increased demand and care-seeking behaviours for FP services among women of reproductive age including women with disabilities through demand creation activities which will increase knowledge among the target population to overcome cultural and religious barriers to access and uptake of FP services in target counties.
  • Increase access to quality and inclusive family planning services among marginalised groups. To ensure that no one is left behind, the project will target marginalised groups (women, adolescents, youths, and PWDs and link them with FP services.
  • Strengthened health systems to support FP services provision at the county level.
  • Generate evidence on strategies to increase family planning in the Northern Arid Land of Kenya through implementation research.