Since 2019, Knowledge SUCCESS has been building momentum in improving access to and quality of family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) programs by strengthening knowledge management (KM) capacities among relevant stakeholders in East Africa.
This spotlight series will focus on our valued KM champions in East Africa and shed light on their journey to working in FP/RH. In today’s post, we spoke with Mercy Kipng'eny, a program assistant for SHE SOARS project at the Center for Study of Adolescence in Kenya.
38 family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) workforce members came together for the 2022 East Africa Learning Circles cohort. Through structured group dialogues, they shared and learned from each other’s practical experiences, on what works and what doesn’t in improving FP/RH access and use.
Young and Alive Initiative is a collective of young professionals, health care providers, and talented content creators who are passionate about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and social development in Tanzania and beyond.
This week, we're featuring The Uganda Youth Alliance for Family Planning and Adolescent Health (UYAFPAH) in our FP/RH Champion Spotlight series. UYAFPAH’s primary mission is advocating for positive change in health matters that affect young people in Uganda.
Knowledge Management Champions play an important role in change management for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs. Also known as KM Champions, Knowledge Activists, or Knowledge Coordinators, they are not knowledge managers but part-time volunteer knowledge change agents—facilitating knowledge acquisitions from knowledge innovators and enabling the sharing and effective utilization of such knowledge.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disordered the livelihoods of adolescents and young people across Uganda’s communities in many ways. With the first COVID-19 wave in March 2020 came the adoption of containment measures, such as the closure of schools, movement restrictions, and self-isolation. As a result, the health and well-being of young people, especially adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) in Uganda, took a hit.