Comprehensive healthcare for 240 girls in rural Kenya

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Project summary

Girls have, unfortunately, but predictably borne the brunt of economic challenges, food insecurity, and social disruption. Well-documented child marriage practices for material dowries, the pressure to engage in transactional sex for basic necessities, and gender-based violence have risen as lockdowns have dragged on. One result is staggering new rates of adolescent pregnancy - in one peer school, nearly 90% of girls became pregnant during the lockdown.

In partnership with WISER, comprehensive health care will be provided to 240 girls returning to school. This will include screening for and providing necessary care for early pregnancy, HIV, gender-based violence, endemic diseases such as TB, Typhoid, Malaria and Cholera, and now COVID-19.

Capital allocated to this project:

£1,000

In partnership with

Wiser Girls

From the field