On March 1, IPA presented findings of an ongoing study titled "Quality of Family Planning Service Delivery in Western Kenya" at a workshop in Kisumu, Kenya. The purpose of the event was to:
- Produce a rich description of facility-level barriers to family planning in Western Kenya
- Identify the barriers that Kenyan women and key informants find most impactful
- Identify and collaborate on solutions that key informants find most impactful and realistic
The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to exchange experience in dealing with these barriers and discuss the challenges faced by providers when offering family planning services. The event participants were drawn from the five counties in which the study is focused (Kisumu, Kisii, Migori, Bungoma, and Busia) and from a range of family planning stakeholders.
IPA Kenya Deputy Country Director Allison Stone, former IPA Research Coordinator Julius Njogu, IPA Research Associate Debborah Wambua, and Dr. Katherine Tumlinson presented at the event. The County Health Director for Kisumu, Dr. Dickens Onyango, also led a session.