Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
Kenya has made great progress toward increased uptake of family planning. A FP2020 commitment maker in 2012, it has recently exceeded its 2020 target of 58% modern contraceptive use by married women. Rather than adjust this target, the government has decided to focus its efforts to expand equitable access to quality care at the county level, where ideal family size ranges from nine children in the northeast to three children in the Nairobi region. Notably the number of counties that have family planning budget allocations has increased; however, they remain a small share of the health budget. Advocates are working to increase domestic financing and reduce donor dependency.
Kenya FP2020 Commitment Summary
Kenya has enshrined the individual’s rights to quality reproductive health care, including family planning information, services and supplies, in the Constitution.
Kenya FP2020 Commitment
Kenya's Constitution states that "every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including RH care."
Kenya FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2015
The Government of Kenya had a temporary loss of the family planning budget line following devolution, however this is being addressed and the government has allocated USD $500,000 as a line item for family planning commodities in the year 2015-2016, [and] this will be scaled up in coming years.
Kenya 2016-2017 Country Action: Opportunities, Challenges, and Priorities
This document reflects the country context, opportunities, challenges, and priorities developed by FP2020 focal points for Kenya in collaboration with the FP2020 Secretariat and other partners during the Anglophone Africa Focal Point Workshop in Kampala, Uganda in April 2016.
Kenya: Postpartum Family Planning Action Plan
The tool aims to guide country teams of maternal, child and reproductive health policymakers, program managers and champions of family planning in systematically planning country-specific, evidence-based “PPFP Programming Strategies” that can address short interpregnancy intervals and postpartum unmet need and increase postpartum women’s access to family planning services.
Kenya Official Report: Program & Service Delivery Commitments 2016
In August 2016, the Government of Kenya shared an update on progress in achieving its program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2017-2020
To address the existing challenges and opportunities for scaling up rights-based FP in the country, the FP CIP 2017-20 focuses on six thematic areas.
Kenya 2018-2019 Actions for Acceleration
Kenya FP2020 Revitalized Commitment 2017
The Government of Kenya updated its commitment at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK on July 11, 2017.
Kenya FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2018
Video: Advocacy Plays a Critical Role in Advancing Family Planning
Civil society plays a critical role in advancing family planning and strengthening accountability. Here, Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando, Deputy Country Directory at PATH in Kenya, discusses the impact of advocacy in Kenya, and how it has contributed to improved policies and increased domestic funding for family planning.
The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.
source : pDHS 2015
FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of Kenya and these Core Indicators, click below.
Your quick guide to key documents and resources that together provide greater context on family planning in Kenya.