Youth advocate & NGUVU Collective Change Leader Deborah Monari impacts change in Nairobi City County’s Finance Bill 2023
An online petition and persistent advocacy convinced the Nairobi County Governor Sakaja Johnson to drastically reduce the prices of family planning services
Nairobi: About a month ago, the proposed Nairobi City County Finance Bill 2023 was all set to increase fees for essential services including family planning. This created massive concern among health activists that during a time of economic hardship, women’s access to reproductive health care would become even tougher.
This raised concerns also about the affordability of health services for adolescents and young women especially when teen pregnancies and deaths from unsafe abortion complications are on the rise in Nairobi.
Human rights advocate and Nguvu Collective Change Leader Deborah Monari initiated a Rapid Response Campaign called #FreeFamilyPlanningForAll appealing to the Nairobi County Governor not to exclude women from Family Planning Services.