Girls benefits from reusable pads as the world mark Menstrual Hygiene Management Day!

Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) in partnership with Stanbic Bank on Friday afternoon, commemorated Menstrual Hygiene Management day by distributed reusable sanitary pads to 250 girls both from Magadi primary and Magadi Mixed Secondary schools in Manyatta slum, Kisumu County.
Stanbic bank Marketing Manager, Mr. David Wasamba pledged continued partnership to ensure girl child education is promoted. “The basic kit for any girl is a sanitary pad, many girls from slums are not able for afford Sanitary pads and that the reason we have partnered with KMET to bring a sustainable product for the girls.” He added.
Speaking during the event that was held at Magadi primary school, KMET CEO, Monica Oguttu lamented that many girls due to strict economic conditions opt for materials such as pieces of mattresses, soil, cow dung or cotton wools during their monthly cycles and this leaves them with infections. “To help keep the girls in school, KMET came up with Comfort reusable sanitary pads that lasts for one year.” She added.
Kisumu East Sub county Reproductive health coordinator, Elizabeth Onyango while speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Health applauded the efforts made by the partners to help keep girls in school. She further alluded that the distributed pads would have a great impact in the menstrual hygiene of the beneficiaries.
The Magadi Secondary school Guidance and Counselling teacher, Beatrice Wanga applauded the partners for commemorating the day by giving back to the society. She noted that 3-4 students at the school miss classes daily while on their periods. “We project an improvement in performance both in the primary school and secondary school.
During the event, experts from KMET and Ministry of health took the girls through basic menstrual hygiene education and how to use the distributed comfort reusable pads.
Menstrual Hygiene Management Day raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges to ensure women reach their full potential. The event is always celebrated every 28 May.IMG 6607

Stanbic Bank, KMET distributes sanitary pads to two Kisumu schools

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Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) in partnership with Stanbic Bank commemorated Menstrual Hygiene Management Day by distributing reusable sanitary pads to 250 girls.

The beneficiaries were from Magadi primary and Magadi Mixed Secondary schools in Manyatta slum, Kisumu County.

Stanbic Bank Marketing Manager, David Wasamba pledged continued partnership to ensure girl child education is promoted.

“The basic kit for any girl is a sanitary pad, many girls from slums are not able for afford Sanitary pads and that the reason we have partnered with KMET to bring a sustainable product for the girls," he said, Friday.

Speaking during the event held at Magadi primary school, KMET CEO, Monica Oguttu lamented that many girls opt for materials such as pieces of mattresses, soil, cow dung or cotton wools during their monthly cycles, due to harsh economic conditions, leaving them with infections.

“To help keep the girls in school, KMET came up with comfort reusable sanitary pads that lasts for one year," she said.

Kisumu East Sub-county Reproductive Health coordinator, Elizabeth Onyango while speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Health, applauded the efforts made by the partners to help keep girls in school.

During the event, experts from KMET and Ministry of Health took the girls through basic menstrual hygiene education and how to use the distributed comfort reusable pads.

KMET recruits new facilities into Huduma Poa franchise!

CTU 001 01KMET under Health Communication and Marketing program held a six-day comprehensive training on Contraceptive Technology Update and Implanon NXT roll out. The training that brought together the providers from the newly recruited private facilities into Huduma Poa franchise had an aim of equipping the new providers with knowledge and apt skills on family planning services to ensure they deliver quality family planning and services to the underserved women in the community.
The training covered various topics, which included; anatomy and physiology of reproductive system, broad discussions on family planning methods and the partipants interacted and had a feel of different family planning methods. The training also touched on menstrual cycle, WHO eligibity criteria, documentation and record keeping for monitoring and evaluation. In addition, the providers were trained on infection prevention and family planning counseling to ensure the clients understand the methods before he/she makes a decision of which method to adopt.
The training had a two-day practicum session, which took place in two facilities in the rural areas of Kisii County. The participants were required to perform at least two insertions of both IUCD and Implants, perform a cervical cancer screening and removals before being commissioned for the task that lies ahead.
The training took place at Dan’s hotel in Kisii County while the practicum sessions were practiced at Kenyenya and Magina health dispensaries both in rural Kisii County. The providers trained were drawn from Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Homa Bay, Kericho, Bomet and Siaya counties.
A similar training have been done for providers from the newly recruited facilities from Western Kenya.

BT partners drafts Resource Mobilization Strategy

For continued existence, financial self-reliance, and sustainability of the community-based organizations under Brain Trust consortium, exploring new avenues for financial support is very important. These organizations must not depend only on the external funding support, as it might be inconsistent, temporary and based on the priorities of funding agencies/ donors rather than on the real need at the grassroots.
In order to devise an innovative strategy for resource mobilization, KMET held a two day spirited training on resource mobilization and budgeting for the Brain Trust (BT) partners.
The partners were trained on proposal writing, identifying prospective funders and project budgeting. The workshop also explored and review the 2015-2018 BT resource mobilization strategy, refine the strategy and at the end of the training the partners drafted a two year targeted resource mobilization strategy and KMET would grant financial assistance for kick-start.
 The meeting took place at Siaya town hotel and brought together all the BT partners from Siaya, Migori and Kisumu Counties.