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Our Publications

Learn more about the work we do at Pathways Policy Institute by looking through our publications, that include newsletters, study findings, opinion pieces, and submitted memoranda.

PPI Semi Annual Newsletter 2022

It’s been an eventful transition from 2021 to 2022 and as we all get used to living with the Covid 19 Pandemic. At Pathways, we are very happy to have had a successful half year of 2022 amidst the rising cases as well as an electioneering period.
As always, we love to keep you in the loop on our activities and projects. Here’s what we’ve been up to between January and June 2022: You will join us in #condomblowing4acause during international condom day, join us in class as we learn #SRH advocacy with our new cohort of youth champions and later unwind by camping with us as we commemorate international women’s. We bring the curtains down by engaging county government officials on matters ‘Ugatuzi’ which translates to devolution for Health and Water.
As always we appreciate your feedback so get in touch. We look forward to walking the other half of 2022 together.

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Pathways Policy Institute Semi-Annual Report

While COVID-19 pandemic was doing its push-ups ready to attack, Pathways Policy Institute (PPI) was also doing its own push-ups to launch. We are grateful that we achieved all the targets and activities scheduled.

We are keen to assess how our strategy faired, how people and processes adapted and how quality and commitment to PPI clients has helped them respond, recover and thrive under the strain of extraordinary circumstances.

PPI has an opportunity not just to help create awareness in the various counties we work in, but also help re-shape and create a better world …

Memorandum on the reproductive healthcare bill.2019.senate bill no.23 of 2019

This submission was prepared by a collective of 14 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that are implementing reproductive health care particularly, Reproductive, Maternal, Neo-natal, Child, and Adolescent Health care (RMNCAH) projects at County and National levels.

Joint Civil Society Position Paper on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights during covid 19 pandemic

Youth below 35 years constitute more than three-quarters of Kenya’s population and thus a significant proportion whose well-being is critical to the development of the country.

Laikipia County Health Budget Highlights

Advocates are working to increase domestic financing and reduce donor dependency. Kenya has now embarked on an ambitious program under the FP2030 commitments by signing up to reduce teenage pregnancies and in crease domestic funding for FP.

Family planning (FP) advocacy plays a key role in policy development and budget allocation. Pathways Policy Institute has over the years been lobbying for increased budgetary allocation for Family Planning and Maternal Child Health in Laikipia. This has seen a gradual growth from 2019 to now FY2022/2023 having threefold of the 2019 allocation.

Laikipia County Out Of Pocket Expenditure Survey Report

The survey sought to determine the Out of Pocket (OOP) expenditure incurred by Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) in Kenya while accessing FP services offered in hospitals, the number of WRA visiting hospitals for FP services, the cost of FP service, the preferred modes of payments, the revenues earned from rendering the FP services, and per capita cost in accessing FP service.

The data was collected from three hospitals in Laikipia County two public facilities and a privately owned hospital. Laikipia Health Services Nanyuki, Laikipia Health Services Nyahururu, and Nanyuki Cottage Hospital respectively.

The study also sought to add to the discourse of Family Planning in the Universal Health Coverage Context and help advocates of FP to push for the inclusion of Family planning in the benefits package and provide data for decision-makers to use in evidence-led decision making.

Nyeri County Out Of Pocket Expenditure Survey Report

The survey sought to determine the Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOP) incurred by Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) in the Nyeri County. The survey reviewed hospital data on FP services for 12 months during the financial year from July 2020 to June 2021, focusing on two public facilities Nyeri Town health center (level 3) and Karatina District hospital (level 4) and Chaka Health Services a privately owned by assessing

Nakuru County Out Of Pocket Expenditure Survey Report

The survey sought to determine the Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOP) incurred by Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) in Nakuru County while accessing FP services. The survey collected data from three hospitals in 2 public facilities Naivasha District Hospital (level 4), Gil Gil Sub- County Hospital (level 3) and MediSprings Medical Centre private facility

The Building Bridges Initiative

The taskforce main mandate was to evaluate the national challenges outlined in the Joint Communiqué of ‘Building Bridges to a New Kenyan Nation’, and thereafter, to make practical recommendations and reform proposals that would lead the country in building lasting unity in Kenya; Including matters affecting men, women, and Youths.

To ensure the same, particularly to young people and women, we need to work with them to build their confidence and build their ability to shape their future. Using the Building Bridges Initiative Report (BBI), we can put together feasible plans that will lift the youth by ensuring they are informed on the opportunities that BBI has for them as well as allow them to identify gaps that they feel they were left out.

Engaging Youth in Participatory Budgeting Processes

The participatory budgeting process is true transparency, as it gives freedom to the public to decide exactly what is to be done with the budget.

An Analysis of the Kenya Reproductive Budget During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since devolution, the Government of Kenya has been increasing the National Health budget, despite most of the health roles being devolved. A sneak preview of the last 5 years indicates a steady increment in the budget figures.

#TheDreamsYouthExpo

Drawing dreams initiative in partnership with Pathways policy institute which are youth led non-profit organizations spearheaded the 2nd edition of the Dreams Youth expo which was held on the 1st & 2nd July 2022 in Nanyuki, Laikipia county.

This is a platform that bridges the gap between young innovators and creative’s with investors, government agencies and market players within the diverse sectors. The expo brought together 76 exhibitors from different sectors.

Tupepee 2 High School

For many of us, high school represents the happiest time of our life. It’s the point at which we’ve lost our primary school Infant skins and are settling into our adult bodies. We are now young adults. Our bodies are going through a sequence of transformations.

The famous P word that causes fear In teenagers. Puberty… a time that every adolescent must endure to progress Into physical and mental adulthood. This time consists of many awkward moments, struggles with Identity, and a desire to test the boundaries.

#BreaktheBias #RoadTrip4acause International Women's Day

Women in society for the longest time have been victim to bias and stereotypes which have led to their concerns and rights getting neglected if not abused. To mark international women’s day Pathway’s policy institute participated in the Road trip 4 a cause, an initiative powered by Drawing Dreams Initiative. watch video

“All people have the right to access health care services including and not limited to Reproductive Health
Services and information. In addition to this, persons with disability also have unique Health care needs and therefore need equity in consideration.”

Tupepee Kwenda High School

Change is inevitable, this statement, heard so many times whenever a big decision is faced is
true but that fact does not necessarily make the change aforementioned easy, especially when
this ideal is presented to a child going to high school.
The Tupepee Kwenda High School is a program that aims at preparing students transitioning from primary school to high school by equipping them with information that will ensure their transition to high school is smooth.

Better Boys!

Pathways Policy Institute in partnership with The Leo Project are implementing a boys school outreach program dabbed #BetterBoys that targets adolescent boys in Laikipia County. These sessions are aimed at engaging the boys in conversations about their Sexual Reproductive Health needs, Mensural Hygiene information and boy- girls relationship.

#Boy/maleInvolvement

The #Roadtrip4acause; Choices, Bonfires & Condoms!

“♪Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb ♬” … well Mary (from nomadic Laikipia North) needs Sexual reproductive health rights, she needs rescuing from harmful cultural practices i.e FGM and early marriages, she needs sanitary towels, menstrual hygiene management education too….”

International Women's Day; Ngare Naro Primary School Nyahururu

To fulfil our Cooperate Social Responsibility we engage our #LaikipiaYouthChangeMakers through Menstrual Hygiene Management #MHMClubs in partnership Laikipia County.
We use these platforms to distribute Sanitary products, meaningfully engage different members of the communities and disseminating SRHR information; to ensure that the girls and boys get correct information about their sexuality which informs the decisions they make.

International Menstrual Day; Periods do not Pause for Pandemics!

This International Menstrual Health Day, Pathways Policy Institute in conjunction with Drawing Dreams Initiative held two pad drives  in Laikipia County; that aimed at educating  the girls and boys on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and at deconstructing the idea that the inclusion of the boy child/men in conversations around reproductive health and menstruation is taboo. #MHM2021

Blowing Fun into Sex!

Using a condom correctly and consistently offers dual protection against unplanned and unwanted pregnancies as well as STIs including HIV. Let us prevent oops! moments by demystifying the use of Condoms so as to encourage adolescents, youth, and all the sexually active people in our communities to use them.

Impact Of Corona Virus Pandemic on the Laikipia County Economy

Pathways Policy Institute, together with the county government of Laikipia conducted an impact study of Covid on the economy of the county. 88.6% of the respondents reported that their income had changed negatively.