July 4, 2020
Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in Kenya

From the article: "As Africa’s urban population continues to grow rapidly, the rise and growth of informal settlements (slums) continue unabated. With rapid population growth, challenges in accessing essential health services particularly in these informal settings remains a challenge that requires urgent attention. Globally, there has been uneven progress in improving access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), with Africa making the least progress and in some cases, experiencing significant rollback of gains. It is against this backdrop that Kenya hosted the 9th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights (ACSHR 2020) from February 10 to 14 in Nairobi. Hosted by the African Gender and Media Initiative (GEM) Trust under the theme Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls in Urban Informal Settlements (Slum Communities), the conference gave an opportunity for medics, academics, activists and development partners to RETHINK and RENEW their commitment to SHR and RECONNECT with partners for change. The conference commenced with a two-day Youth Pre-Conference. On the second day of the three-day main conference, Amref Health Africa in Kenya Country Director Dr Meshack Ndirangu had the opportunity to moderate an interesting session titled: Advancing Actions for SRHR for Women and Girls Living in Urban Informal Settlements."