From 1999–2003, FRONTIERS implemented a Global Agenda program of operations research (OR) projects to address the reproductive health (RH) needs of adolescents in four countries—Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, and Senegal. The project was implemented in two districts of Western Province in Kenya and was known as the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project (KARHP). The project supported a public sector, multisectoral intervention to enhance young people’s knowledge and behavior regarding HIV prevention and RH. Implemented jointly with PATH, this OR project demonstrated that such an intervention could be implemented by the public sector, that it was acceptable to communities, that its influence on RH and HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behavior was understood, and that the type and amount of financial and other resources needed to implement each of the component activities was calculated. Based on the positive results, the feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness, and cost of the youth RH activities, and the interest of the government and communities, including peer educators, religious and civic leaders, and parents, the activities have been mainstreamed and scaled up in other districts and provinces in Kenya.
Askew, Ian and Humphres Evelia. 2007. "Mainstreaming and scaling up the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project," FRONTIERS Report. Nairobi: Population Council.
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