The Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK) is a network of health professionals within private and public facilities committed to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, advocacy and service provision.
RHNK, a network of private providers (Doctors, Clinical Officers, and Nursers. Midwives), has been involved in SRH programs since inception.
RHNK has trained community based Youth Peer Providers (YPP) and community health volunteers (CHVs) in community strategy for management of SRH cases.
Who we are
Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK) is a network of health professionals within private and public facilities committed to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, advocacy and service provision. The network was formed to provide evidenced-based information and quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya. RHN’s main strategic goal is to contribute to the reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality with a focus of the two among other five causes of maternal mortality and morbidity which is post-partum hemorrhage and unsafe abortion.
The network’s membership is drawn from four health professional associations including Kenya Medical Association (KMA), Kenya Obstetrical & Gynecological Society (KOGS), the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) and the Kenya Association of Clinical Officers (KCOA). RHNK has a nationwide representation in 40 out of the 47 counties with has regional leadership. RHNK also has a national leadership which is chaired by KOGS. This structure has enhanced referral linkages among network members regionally and nationally across both the private and the public sectors. RHN has a secretariat for coordination of its national activities.
Who we are
Over the last eight years, RHNK has been able to build the capacity of private and public SRH providers in comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights service provision. To date RHNK has trained 556 providers in SRH values clarification and attitude transform, comprehensive SRHR, long acting reversible contraceptive methods, and community based access SRHR information and rights. RHNK has also trained 276 youth advocates that engage in grass root advocacy to create an enabling environment for SRHR service provision, commodity security, and community mobilization for demand creation and establish referral linkages with the network providers. The network has trained community health workers on community strategy for service provision, linkages and advocacy for SRHR including referral for services.
The network also has 12 providers trained as SRHR Champions for ongoing mentorship of the network providers. The organized RHNK clusters across the Country has encouraged peer referral, support supervision, and consultation to enhance quality SRHS services among network providers.