- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
JWF believes that access to quality sexual and reproductive health is both a fundamental human right and a critical development issue. We take SRHR as a vital component of our work to reduce poverty and social injustice. Improvements in SRHR are linked to economic and social development and must be addressed to achieve sustainable reductions in poverty.
In this regard, JWF generates and builds evidence through our programs, measures impact, shares learning, advocates for stronger SRHR policies, and encourages scale-up and replication of successful approaches to increase global impact. We believe that all women, men, and young people should have equitable access to the information and services they need to realize their rights and attain the highest possible standard of sexual and reproductive health – free of discrimination, stigma, coercion, and violence.
- Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH)
To realize SRHR aspirations, JWF’s team works to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and improve health outcomes by increasing the quality, responsiveness and equity of health services
Key focus areas for improving maternal, neonatal, and child health outcomes remain focused antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, essential newborn care and post-partum care along the continuum of care. JWF advocates for strengthening both community as well as facility initiatives to support increasing uptake of these interventions. Thus JWF works with Government, communities, partners and stakeholders for increased access of MNCH services, enhanced capacity of health facilities and health workers, outreach services, immunization, focused antenatal JWF, prenatal and postnatal services.
Further JWF also focuses on promoting integrated approaches to behaviour change at the community level for MNCH including active men engagement, promotion of infant and young child feeding practices as well as advocacy and support to appropriate MNCH policies.
- HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis
Since HIV and AIDS first appeared in 1984 in Kenya, the epidemic has exacted an enormous price to the people of Kenya, with major impacts on the country’s initiative and efforts for health, social and economic development. As of December 2011, 1.6 million Kenya’s were living with HIV. With HIV-infected individuals living longer as a result of increased treatment access, Kenya projects that the number of people living with HIV will continue to grow, placing continuing demands on health and social service systems.
In this regard, JWF work with communities, civil society organizations, the private sector and the Government of Kenya to reduce new HIV and TB infections, enhance care treatment and support to the infected and affected persons with respect, acceptance and protection; whilst promoting HIV – TB integration. Further, JWF focuses on reducing socio-economic impacts of HIV and AIDS at household and community level including among orphans, vulnerable children, women and girls while reducing stigma and discrimination and enhancing partnership and advocacy to address underlying causes for HIV, TB and malaria.
Capacity building and systems strengthening remains a key area of focus for health service providers, community level organizations as well as communities. JWF also work with various stakeholders to ensure enhanced prevention, care and treatment of malaria.