The Gender Based Violence and Recovery Center was established in 2007 as a partnership between ICRHK and Coast general hospital. The center has received support from DANIDA, personal contributions from Prof. Marleen Temmerman, UNFPA, CPGH and Mombasa County.

PMA Agile relies on mobile data collection methods to rapidly monitor family planning access in urban populations at the health system, client, population and spatial area levels. This new initiative will collect, assemble and display data on indicators that are sensitive to change in institutional performance and to client and community needs, service use and practices. PMA Agile aims to capture information flows on urban reproductive health that is timely, flexible, and adaptable, as well as cost-efficient. Training for PMA Agile kicked off late October in Kenya, where the program is being rolled out in three counties: Kericho, Usain Gishu and Migori.

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June 2nd of each year, is worldwide celebrated as International Sex Workers Day. It honours sex workers and recognises their often exploited working conditions.

Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020), an innovative tech solution is making it easy for African countries to access important data on family planning and reproductive health every six months.The mobile technology which is implemented in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa; Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Niger and Uganda, provides information useful for reporting, planning, operational decisions and advocacy at the community, country and global levels.

Women at a family planning forum in Kangemi, Nairobi. The PMA2020 app gathers continuous and accurate information on family planning so at to promote universal access to reproductive health services. Each morning, Christine Muthoni visits selected households in Nairobi County, knocking on doors and collecting vital reproductive health information.She then feeds the data onto an app at each household before moving on to the next.Previously, enumerators like her would undertake the task with paper questionnaires that they would peruse page after page to capture all relevant details.

During the last week of the project, the DIFFER Project organised a two-days symposium in Brussels. The six consortium partners gathered with policy stake-holders and sex workers from South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya and India, the four countries where the project was implemented, and with representatives and experts from international agencies, such as WHO, UNAIDS and USAID.