Address critical capacity gaps in management of sexual assault

What you need to know:

  • All health facilities should be equipped to provide comprehensive post-rape care services for victims of sexual violence.

  • Yet some of the health workers are poorly trained to provide post-rape care.

  • Essential equipment, including an examination bed, camera and forensic supplies, are important for forensic examination

Early this month, a 13-year-old girl from Homa Bay was gang-raped and mutilated. The attack was so brutal and savage that she needed reconstructive surgery.

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