Kenya reports shortage of contraceptives

12th August 2009

Kenya is faced with a shortage of contraceptives due to over reliance on donors, according to Family Health Options, the government agency that deals with family planning.

Director of Programs Muraguri Muchira said that this constant commodity insecurity where the family planning methods are not readily available had led to 25 percent of Kenyan women lacking the service.

"The biggest challenge we have as a country is the sourcing of contraceptives. Kenya depends highly on development partners and each one of them brings their supplies in their own different channels. So it´s very difficult to know how much is being brought in the country at any one time. And as far as I know nobody has come up with a solution," he said.

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