Kenya Feted for Policy on Population

Daily Nation

Kenya is among four African countries internationally recognised for expanding family planning services.

Together with the Gambia, Zambia and Sierra Leone, the country has won an award that recognises countries that “have brought essential reproductive health services to their people.”

The 2013 resolve award would be presented to the country’s representative by the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health in Geneva, Switzerland, next Wednesday at the World Health Assembly.

“The winners show us that even in most challenging environments, progress can be made,” said Ms Peggy Clark, Aspen Global Health and Development executive director, in a release announcing the winners.

Growing population

“With ingenuity and commitment, these leaders are pushing the frontiers of reproductive health,” she added.

Kenya was recognised by the Kenya National Council for Population Development for developing a blueprint to curb the country’s rapidly growing population.