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Word on the Street: Kenyan Women Share Their Reproductive Health Stories

Word on the Street: Kenyan Women Share Their Reproductive Health Stories

Developed by CAMI Health, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Union Movie Works, and Blackwell Films, Word on the Street: Kenya is a StoryMap built on ESRI’s ArcGIS platform.

The burden of HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and unintended pregnancy is disproportionately high among young women in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya specifically, Nairobi and Kisumu are hotspot areas for HIV prevalence and total addressable market for contraceptives. Nearly 1 in 5 adults in Kisumu are living with HIV, while 13% of women in Nairobi are estimated to be diagnosed with chlamydia. On top of this, the majority of pregnancies in Kenya between 2015 and 2019 were unintended. These health concerns are inextricably linked for women in Kenya and globally.

But alone, data do not tell the whole story.

Word on the Street: Kenyan Women Share Their Reproductive Health Stories is an immersive mapping tool that brings epidemiological data to life through digital storytelling to convey the experiences of adolescent girls and young women, men, local influencers, and technical experts in Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya. By centering the voices and lived experiences of these stakeholders on an immersive platform, it serves as an advocacy tool for the meaningful inclusion of the needs of the most marginalized in the development of SRH prevention products, particularly multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) – products designed to simultaneously prevent HIV, other STIs, and/or unintended pregnancy.

Word on the Street: Kenya is supported by a ViiV Healthcare Positive Action Programme grant.

View the full Word on the Street collection featuring Word on the Street: South Africa (2022) and Word on the Street: Kenya (2023).

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January 2024

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Resource Type:

Outreach Material
Resource

Authors: Developed by CAMI Health, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Union Movie Works, and Blackwell Films. Supported by a ViiV Healthcare Positive Action Programme grant.

Health Risks(s):

  • HIV
  • STI / STD
  • Unintended Pregnancy
  • Other

Product type(s):

  • MPTs

Topic(s):

  • Advocacy
  • Epidemiology
  • Funding
  • MPTs
  • Reproductive Health
  • Social

Region(s)

  • Africa

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