A new smartphone app is helping combat teenage pregnancy in Kibera Slum by providing teenagers access to sexual and reproductive health services and information.
Inadequate access to contraceptives has been mentioned as a factor leading to such. The ministry of health has in the past pointed out that one in ten girls aged 10-19 has a child, with the burden worsening during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The United Nations (UN) aims for universal access to sexual and reproductive health services as of one of its Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030.
The goal states “By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services, including family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs.”
Listen to the Absolute Podcast by Henix Obuchunju and find out how this app is helping to achieve this goal.