Women’s Health in Kenya

The Chairman and Committee of the Kenya Society are pleased to report that the talk on Women’s Health in Kenya on 30th May at the Kenya High Commission in London was well attended, with tickets sold out in the first week.

The welcome address was read by Mrs Dorothy Kamwilu, Education Attache on behalf of H.E Mrs Esipisu, spouse of the High Commissioner, who is passionate about Women’s Health in Kenya, and specifically on mental health.

Anne Small introduced Farah and Neemah Ahmed, Founders of Panties with Purpose, and also shared her story fundraising for the charity by selling Kazuri Beads jewellery that are made in Kenya. Farah and Neemah told the story of how PwP started in their home, and shared some statistics on the plight of disadvantaged girls during their menstrual cycle and gave tangible accounts of how they are assisting to provide free sanitary towels.

Stephen Hindle, Head of Operations at AMREF Health Africa UK spoke about their work in improving and managing Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that focuses on diabetes and childhood asthma. Katie Greywood, Head of Fundraising talked about the ‘Health in Her Hands’ campaign that states ‘good health opens up the possibility of freedom from poverty’, and invited guests to support the program through partnering with them.

Our gratitude to Balozi, H.E Manoah Esipisu for the warm Kenyan style reception. Thank you to all our members and their guests who took the time to spend their evening with us, as we gained some insight into the gaps in women’s health in Kenya and learn how we can get involved in supporting such a worthy cause.

Below are some pictures from the evening for you to enjoy.