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Our Work in East Africa

The East Africa region faces many health risks that transcend borders. The health and development context within the region emphasizes strengthening cross-border health systems and tapping into a strong network of regional intergovernmental organizations (RIGOs), who play a convening role in previous and ongoing health investments. Gender inequity in the region continues to shape power and decision-making in the region and as such gender equality work is of high priority. Additionally, youth – and increasing their representation in decision-making roles – is of utmost importance. Family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) goals need to be met within the framework of these priorities, and knowledge management (KM) has a big role to play in this work. The goal for Knowledge SUCCESS in East Africa is to improve access to and quality of FP/RH programs by strengthening KM capacities for audiences ranging from practitioners and health care organizations to policymakers.

We’re sharing country and regional experiences.

We publish technical content highlighting FP/RH programs and experiences from the East Africa region.

We’re connecting East Africans for peer-to-peer learning.

We manage TheCollaborative, a regional community of practice for FP/RH professionals.

We’re training a new generation of KM champions.

We conduct regular trainings on key KM techniques for people working in FP/RH programs throughout the region.

We’re infusing KM within national FP/RH frameworks.

We partner with governments and other stakeholders to incorporate KM activities into their national FP/RH policies and frameworks, like FP2030 re-commitments.

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We work primarily in USAID family planning priority countries. Is your country not listed? Contact us. We’d be happy to explore a potential collaboration.

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Two girls in Paquitequite, Pemba, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. © 2013 Arturo Sanabria, Courtesy of Photoshare, via fphighimpactpractices.org
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Meet the East Africa Regional Team

Irene Alenga

Irene Alenga

Irene is a Knowledge Management and Communications Lead at Amref Health Africa’s Institute of Capacity Development.

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Diana Mukami

Diana Mukami

Diana is the Digital Learning Director and Head of Programmes at Amref Health Africa’s Institute of Capacity Development.

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Liz Tully

Elizabeth Tully (“Liz”)

Liz is a Senior Program Officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.

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Cozette Boyake

Cozette Boakye

Cozette is a Communications Officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.

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Events in the East Africa Region

Our team hosts regular webinars on relevant FP/RH topics for the East Africa region. We also host trainings on knowledge management approaches and tools.

Upcoming Events for East Africa

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