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Kenya

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 44.86 million
  • Population under 15: 42%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 62 years
  • Human Development Index: 145 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 3.9 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 32%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 15 years): 29%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

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List of Organisations

L. Embleton, P. Shah, A. Gayapersad, R. Kiptui, D. Ayuku & P. Braitstein - International Journal for Equity in Health,

This study sought to identify and understand how street-connected children and youth (SCY)’s social and health inequities in Kenya are produced, maintained, and shaped by structural and social determinants of health using the WHO conceptual framework on social determinants of health (SDH) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) General Comment no. 17.

Sandra Langat, Festus Njuguna, Gertjan Kaspers, and Saskia Mostert - BMJ Case Reports,

This case report depicts the quest for health insurance coverage of two HIV orphans with Burkitt lymphoma in Kenya.

Margaret Wanjiku - The Sun Weekly,

During the induction of Adoption Committee Members at Machakos University on Monday, August 17, 2020, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Labour and Social Protection, Simon Chelugui, made remarks underscoring "the importance of the basic family unit in the nurturing, care and raising of children in society," according to this article from the Sun Weekly.

Better Care Network and ACC International Relief,

This launch webinar provided an introduction to the Transitioning Models of Care Assessment Tool, an assessment framework that assists practitioners to identify and analyze key starting point dynamics and determine the implications for strategy in supporting organisations to transition from an institutional to non-institutional model of care.

Millicent Mwololo - Daily Nation,

"Two rights groups want child welfare to receive priority [in Kenya] during the Covid-19 pandemic," says this article from the Daily Nation.

BBC News,

"An American Christian missionary has pleaded guilty in a US court to sexually abusing young girls at the orphanage he started in Kenya," says this article from BBC News.

The Government of Kenya,

The vision of the National Prevention and Response Plan is to foster a society where all children live free of all forms of violence. Its goal is for all children in Kenya to be protected from physical, sexual and emotional violence, and for those children who experience violence to have access to care, support and services. It aims to reduce the prevalence of childhood violence – that is, a child experiencing at least one form of physical, emotional and sexual violence – by 40 per cent by 2024.

Anna Mutavati, Maniza Zaman, Demola Olajide - UN Sustainable Development Group,

This blog post from the UN Sustainable Development Group notes the rise in cases of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) in Kenya, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for immediate action to address this "shadow pandemic."

Njeri Chege and Stephen Ucembe - Social Sciences,

This paper teases out the range of factors reinforcing Kenya’s over-reliance on live-in institutions as a child care and child protection model.

Jacinta M. Mwinzi, Prof. Nephat J. Kathuri, Dr. J.M. Kinzi - International Journal of Education and Research,

The purpose of this study was to determine the financial challenges faced by caregivers of orphans in Kitui Central Subcounty, Kitui County, Kenya.