Commitment title:

Advancing the ICPD agenda with community health workers in Kenya

Commitment description:

Living Goods commits to advancing the ICPD agenda to expand access and uptake of family planning services and register, monitor, and support pregnancies to flag risk factors and ensure that pregnant women attend all antenatal care clinic visits and give birth in a health facility.

By 2030, Living Goods commits to supporting the Government of Kenya to:

-Extend the provision of family planning services in the counties we operate in across Kenya. More than 1,000 of Living Goods-supported CHWs will provide comprehensive family planning services including two types of daily birth control pills: condoms, the injectable Sayana Press (DMPA-SP), and referrals for longer-term and permanent options. Additionally, CHWs will provide client-centered counseling approaches in which CHWs customize messages to the needs of individual women and their reproductive goals.

-Register more than 150,000 pregnancies in the countries we operate in across Kenya to receive regular visits by CHWs who encourage uptake of healthy pregnancy behaviors including ANC care and facility delivery as well as flag risk factors and danger signs, and referral of high-risk pregnancies to a proper facility. Living Goods will also send automated text messages with advice timed to their delivery date.

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    Our commitment will be reached through increasing the amount of community health workers receiving Living Goods support to deliver family planning and maternal health services, and through targeted advocacy for supportive policies and funding.
Commitment to be actioned in: Kenya
Submitted from: Kenya
Submitted by
Living Goods
Commitment category

(1)  Intensify our efforts for the full, effective and accelerated implementation and funding of the ICPD Programme of Action, Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD, the outcomes of its reviews, and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.