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Tupange Launches Radio Drama

Tupange Project has introduced a new radio drama in Kenya, bringing discussions about urban living and reproductive health choices. Jongo Love – a radio series set in urban Kenya – addresses love, relationships and family planning, and seeks to increase contraceptive prevalence rates among Kenya’s youth.

Each episode is followed by a phone-in discussion during which listeners, DJs and experts continue the conversation started during the show. Jongo Love also engages its listeners through interactive question and answer posts on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tupange Newsletter Issue 3

Read all the latest news from Tupange Project in this third issue of the newsletter.

World Population Day 2013 focuses on adolescents

This year's World Population Day focused on Adolescent Pregnancy. This infographic, courtesy of USAID, puts adolescent pregnancies into perspective.

Increasing Access to Family Planning in Informal Settlements

Read about Tupange's work in urban informal settlements as discussed by Tupange member of staff, Jane Otai, in the following link.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201307121642.html

Mentoring staff to build clinic capacity to deliver FP services

Training of healthcare workers in the delivery of family planning services is one of the key pillars of the Tupange Project. The project uses a variety of approaches to training, including classroom-based training, whole-site orientation sessions at health facilities, and on-job mentorship and coaching.

Mentorship is a learning process through which a trained and experienced health professional provides guidance, knowledge and support to a fellow professional (mentee) in a specific skill, in a manner in which the mentee can willingly receive and benefit from the relationship.

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Commodity Tracking System featured at mHealth conference

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The Tupange SMS Commodity Tracking System was one of the mobile technologies showcased by the Kenya Team at an international conference on the use of mobile technology to strengthen family planning and reproductive health programs. It was part of the gallery walk, where delegates got to see a demonstration of the low-cost interface used to track stock levels and provide feedback to inform interventions to avoid stock outs.

The conference held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in November brought together implementers and stakeholders from 15 countries to learn how mHealth services and technologies

Kenya launches new population policy

The Government of Kenya recently launched a new policy on population and national development, to guide national planning for economic growth. The new policy follows on Sessional Paper No. 1 of 2000, which guided implementation of programmes until 2012. It was developed by the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD).

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Health Wagons bring FP services closer to communities

Jhpiego recently launched a health wagon service in Nairobi, which is expected to increase the access to family planning services to the urban poor in hard-to-reach areas of the city. The Health Wagon is an innovative mobile clinic on wheels which offers a clean and private environment for clients to receive health services. Tupange Project uses the wagons to augment its outreach services in Nairobi’s low-income areas.

The wagon, which is mounted on boat chassis and pulled by a four-by-four vehicle, is a completely portable, self-contained examination room with its own water supply and

CNN: Woman's struggle to avoid pregnancy

This CNN report highlights the struggle one woman goes through in Kenya to protect herself from getting pregnant. Filmed in Korogocho, Nairobi.

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/06/mckenzie-kenya-lucias-secret.cnn

Article explores myths and misconceptions about FP

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding family planning methods that many women would rather risk their lives than use them. This article by The Standard explores this touchy debate. Read more here: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/index.php?articleID=2000061891&pageNo=1

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