Global Leaders Honor Kenya for Visionary Population Policy for National Development

5/22/2013
The Aspen Institute

GLOBAL LEADERS HONOR KENYA FOR VISIONARY POPULATION POLICY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2013 Resolve Award Recognizes Kenya’s Rights-Based, Inclusive Policy

Geneva, May 22, 2013 — Today, Kenya will receive the prestigious Resolve Award, which honors nations for expanding access to essential reproductive health services. The Honorable Beth Mugo, former Minister of Public Health and Sanitation, will accept the Award on behalf of the Government of Kenya, at a ceremony celebrating the Resolve Awardees during the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Resolve Award is granted by the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health (GLC), a group of eighteen sitting and former heads of state, high-level policymakers and other leaders who advocate for increased support for reproductive health.

The Award honors Kenya's 2012 Population Policy for National Development (PPND), which recognizes that family planning and reproductive health are central to development. The PPND reaffirms that reproductive health is a human right, and that all people, regardless of income, must be able to choose the number and timing of their children—and have access to high-quality reproductive health care.

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