#JazaShelves – a campaign for FP commodity security

Family Planning is central to achieving gender equality everywhere. With access to FP commodities, and by having the choice to decide if and when to have children, women and girls can be empowered and meet their full potential.

Today, 4th July 2018, marks the beginning of #JazaShelves – Fill up the shelves, a 5 day E4A- Mama Ye advocacy campaign that will culminate on World Population Day 2018. The campaign seeks to highlight to key policy makers the family planning commodity status in Nairobi County and how this directly affects the lives of women and girls. At present, women and girls are unable to access a wide choice of FP methods in facilities because of low, or no stock. If a method is not in stock, they are unable to make decisions regarding if, and when, to have children.

Kenya has been lauded globally for meeting its FP2020 target to increase the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) to 58% 5 years early. For this result to be maintained we need to ensure that women and girls are able to access the family planning commodities they need to fulfill their potential.

E4A-Mama Ye calls upon policy makers and county government staff to ensure that there is timely forecasting of commodities from facilities, timely request and delivery and, most importantly, consistency in the supply chain system. We hope this campaign will generate action in Nairobi county, and across all the other counties in Kenya.

Follow live updates on this campaign on our twitter page @E4A_MamaYeKenya

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