7th RHNK
Annual Scientific Conference
Priorities for Advancing AYSRHR in Africa
18th - 21st June 2024
Sarova Whitesands, Mombasa, Kenya
About SRHR
Conference

RHNK holds the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Scientific Conference on an annual basis to provide a platform for SRHR stakeholders, actors, champions and young people to share experiences and learn new information on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights from experts.

This year’s conference theme is: “Priorities for Advancing AYSRHR in Africa”

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Registeration
1ST JAN 2024 - 31ST MARCH 2024
RESIDENTS
USD 220.00
/
KES 30,000.00
NON- RESIDENTS
USD 250.00
/
KES 35,000.00
YOUTHS & PWDs
USD 200.00
/
KES 25,000.00
RHNK MEMBERS
USD 200.00
/
KES 25,000.00
Payment details
Use the following bank details to make payments
BANK NAME: ABSA BANK KENYA PLC
BRANCH NAME: JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ACCOUNT NAME: REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH NETWORK KENYA
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 2044727695 (USD)
SWIFT CODE: BARCKENX
BRANCH CODE: 103
BANK CODE: 03
BANK NAME: COOPERATIVE BANK OF KENYA
BRANCH NAME: COOPERATIVE HOUSE
ACCOUNT NAME: REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH NETWORK KENYA
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 01136190821406
SWIFT CODE: KCOOKENA
BRANCH CODE: 11002
BANK CODE: 11000
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Overview
Engage with the Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK) at the 7th Annual Scientific Conference on Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (AYSRHR). This convergence will unite adolescents, youth, donors, development partners, ministry of health, and state and non-state actors to explore strategies and best practices in advancing AYSRHR within the African region.
Theme: Priorities for Advancing AYSRHR in Africa
Sub-themes
  • Innovative digital health solutions for advancing AYSRHR
  • Community-based norms shifting and narrative change interventions for AYSRHR
  • Integrating AYSRHR as part of the development agenda
  • Gender equity and social inclusion in AYSRHR
  • Policy Advocacy for AYSRHR in UHC agenda
  • Funding models for AYSRHR
  • Best practices/innovations in service delivery
Submission Guidelines
  • Address any of the conference sub-themes, including African SRHR priorities.
  • Include names of all authors and institutional affiliations.
  • Abstracts should be in English, not exceeding 550 words.
  • Original Research abstracts must include: Title, Background, Objectives, Methodology, Results, and Conclusion.
  • Program Interventions abstracts must include: Title, Background, Methodology, Results, and Replication.
  • Welcome pre-communications and innovations on AYSRHR trends.
Abstract Submission Timelines (Deadlines)
Submission
15th April 2024
Submission Status Notification
30th April 2024
Submission of Corrected Abstracts
15th May 2024
Registration
31st May 2024
YOUNG PEOPLE’S VOICES
FROM THE 6TH RHNK ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON AYSRHR, 2023

To effectively localize FP2030 commitments, it is crucial to actively engage and involve the youth by providing them with a platform to directly express their concerns and contribute their valuable input

~ Alliance Ishimwe

It is vital to also engage young male champions who are leading in SRHR programmatic work from the fore front…

We also need to reach out to more young men and boys with SRH information just as much as we do for young women and girls

~ Baker Oyugi

Young people are going the digital way, and if innovative self-care interventions are available on their phones, they are able to access these information on the go…

…Self-care can empower young people to be advocates of their own SRH and help them in understanding their rights.

~ Saringi Saeta

Good Family Planning policies, especially contraception for young people are only effective when sociocultural barriers are eliminated and cultural gatekeepers are on boarded into programming as partners…

Gender dynamics still inhibit young women's access to contraception. Efforts to promote male involvement should be sustained.

~ Lynnet Ouma

I got pregnant because I was having sex with my boyfriend he is the only person who could buy me pads during my periods…

I wish I knew where to get SRH services, my rights as an adolescent, how to negotiate for safe sex, and how I could get contraceptives with my mother's consent

~ Maureen a teen mum.

…If I can make wool mats like this with just support from my guardian who stood by me through my pregnancy when my mother deserted me, imagine what my fellow teen mums and myself can do with all your support

~ Maureen a teen mum.

It's time to break down barriers and create inclusive spaces for adolescents & youth to actively participate in shaping sexual & reproductive health policies. When adolescents and youth are given a seat at the table, sexual and reproductive health interventions become more responsive and effective. Meaningful adolescent and youth engagement is not just a suggestion, it's their right! Active involvement of young people can revolutionize sexual and reproductive health programs and policies.

~ Vilda Atieno

Let us secure our fellow Young People from Early Marriages, Early and Unintended pregnancies, New HIV infections, STIs and Gender Based Violence by giving them the appropriate information and services that they need to access.

~ Gambo Wilfred

'Let's embrace the digital era to bridge the gap. Let's learn to give information with the platforms that we currently have…

Promoting citizen-led advocacy & accountability efforts, including through the meaningful engagement of young people in all our diversity that have been marginalized or overlooked is called for!

~ Joan Amanda Banura

I believe it's crucial for programs to actively engage adolescent influencers for them to become allies in pursuit of reproductive health and right for adolescents

~ Alice Odhiambo

The power of youth voices is undeniable! Without including young people in the agenda, achieving these commitments remains an elusive goal. Let's ensure their participation for progress…

Young people own their voices! As long as young people are not part of the agenda, then these commitments cannot be met

~ Onward Chironda