2nd STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE ENGAGEMENT OF THE  FIRST LADY IN THE PROMOTION OF HEALTHY LIVES AND WELL-BEING OF WOMEN, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (2018-2022)

The 2nd Strategic Framework (2018-2022) is anchored on the principle of leaving no behind and adopts a life-cycle approach targeting pregnant women and newborns, infants and children, adolescents and young people, men, and older persons.

This Framework focuses on: 

  • Promoting access to quality maternal and neonatal healthcare services;
  • Advocating for repair and reintegration of women living with obstetric fistulae;
  • Promoting good nutrition for all children;
  • Advocating for social inclusion of children living with disability for their equal access to health and education services;
  • Championing country validation for the pre-elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2021;
  • Promoting a cross-sectoral response to reduce multiple risks to HIV infections among adolescents and young people;
  • Mobilizing the engagement of men in HIV and reproductive health;
  • Influencing investments for decentralized services for breast and cervical cancer prevention, treatment and management;
  • Advocating for access to comprehensive health care and social protection.

These nine areas are premised on the need to sustain the gains of the first Framework (2013-2017), leverage on existing initiatives, draws lessons to enhance synergy towards universal health care and catalyze actions towards strategic partnerships across counties, communities, private sector and other Government agencies.

The 2nd Strategic Framework (2018-2022) will catalyse action for equitable provision of health, build partnerships and synergies to mobilize Kenyans, leverage Her Excellency’s convening power for multi-disciplinary mobilization for results and enhance leadership, commitment and accountability.

The Framework aims by 2022 to have:

  1. Certified Centers of Excellence for maternal and child health care with County Governments in place
  2. All pregnant mothers mobilized into the Linda Mama cards with County Governments
  3. All counties on track with their eMTCT targets
  4. A peer to peer program for young people in place
  5. Beyond Zero specialized mobile clinics conducting medical safaris
  6. Mobilized resources for added medical equipment and supplies for health facilities around the country
  7. Provided scholarships for health care workers continuous training in the country
  8. Lend a voice to the:
  • Prevention, management and re-integration of women with obstetric fistulae;
  • Promotion of good nutrition for all children;
  • Social inclusion of children living with a disability for equal access to health and education;
  • Promotion of primary prevention, early detection and management of cervical and breast cancer;
  • Critical role of men as partners in promotion of women’s and children’s health;
  • Promotion of access to age sensitive universal coverage of comprehensive health care for older persons aged 60 and above.