The Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS) plans, implements and monitors programmes to promote the reproductive health of the Kenyan people. Its goal is to ensure the provision of a comprehensive, integrated system of reproductive health care through a range of services offered by the government, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and communities.
The vision of DRH is to have an efficient and high-quality reproductive health care system that is accessible, equitable and affordable for every Kenyan. To achieve this vision, DRH’s mission is to ensure high-quality, integrated, promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative reproductive health services to all Kenyans. You can read the DRH team charter here.
As MOPHS’s technical arm on all reproductive health issues, DRH provides leadership to MOPHS in the development of national policies and guidelines regarding reproductive health and related health areas. Other DRH roles include regulating, supervising and monitoring and evaluating (M&E) projects and services; mobilizing resources; advocating for reproductive health issues; and providing technical advice on communications.
The DRH programme is guided by the National Reproductive Health Policy, the goal of which is “to enhance the reproductive health status of all Kenyans by increasing equitable access to reproductive health services; improving quality, efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery at all levels; and improving responsiveness to the client needs.”
The national RH policy is aligned with and supports the Programme of Action of the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the 2006 Maputo Plan of Action for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Kenya’s Vision 2030.