Adolescent sexual and reproductive health funding gaps hurt SDGs

There are currently 1.2 billion adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 worldwide. PHOTO | FOTOSEARCH.

Funding gaps in adolescent healthcare and reproductive health programmes in Kenya are hampering efforts to improve key healthcare indicators under the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. While speaking at a side event during the International Conference on Population and Development summit, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health East Africa Professor Marleen Temmerman noted that although Kenya has made progress in enhancing access to sexual and reproductive health services, it still has a long way to go in achieving the SDGs.

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