The Population Council’s Frontiers in Reproductive Health Program and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Heath collaborated with three Government of Kenya ministries—Education; Health; and Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services—to design and implement the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project with the goals of: improving knowledge about reproductive health and encouraging a responsible and healthy attitude toward sexuality among adolescents, delaying the onset of sexual activity among younger adolescents, and decreasing risky behaviors among sexually active adolescents. Key findings from the pilot project showed that the three ministries could successfully implement these interventions with high participation among parents and youth. For these efforts to be sustainable, partners should be involved and willing to integrate activities within their respective programs, share costs, and create a favorable policy and legislative environment.
Evelia, Humphres, Japheth Nyambane, Harriet Birungi, Ian Askew, Rikka Trangsrud, Eva Muthuuri, Irene Chaami, Agnes Odawa, Lucy Musyoka, Susan Mutungi, Margaret Githuiya, and Joan Omuruli. 2008. "From pilot to program: Scaling up the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Frontiers in Reproductive Health