The Problem

The Problem

In Kenya, over half a million teenage girls get pregnant according to the Kenya Health and Demographic Survey 2014. About 13,000 teenage girls drop out of school every year due to unplanned pregnancies.

Furthermore,in 2015, new HIV infections among adolescents contributed to 51% of new HIV infections . With this young people significantly contribute to high HIV burden in the country. They also constitute the largest proportion of people living with HIV.

The Solution

We propose the Ushauri Platform. It provides a holistic approach in preventing HIV infection among adolescents and teenage pregnancies. The platform augments underutilized formal health sector services and other interventions that do not reach the intended adolescent users in urban, rural and marginalized areas.


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